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Laws & Rules

When the legislature passes laws affecting pharmacy or controlled substances, and when the Board promulgates new rules affecting pharmacy or controlled substances, they are posted here before any update to the Board's printed law book.  To open, search, or print any of these files, we highly recommend you obtain the most recent version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software, free of charge, at www.adobe.com.

To assist different types of clients looking for our laws and rules, we have posted the information in two separate methods on this page.
>   For those clients who are familiar with the material and know the section they wish to review, we present the separate chapters of laws and rules.  Chapters updated since the most recent printing of the law book will be noted in this section.
>   For those clients who prefer to review everything in a single electronic file, we present the link to that file at the bottom of this page.  Please note the printing date and be aware that more recent information may be available in the list of separate components.
>   For those clients who prefer to use printed reference materials, we still have printed versions of the law book available for purchase.  The product order form has additional information about this option.

Louisiana Revised Statutes (La. R.S.) These are the laws passed by the Louisiana Legislature.

>     Title 14 - Criminal Law

          Chapter 1 - Criminal Code
                    Part III - Offenses Against Property
                         §62.1 - Simple burglary of a pharmacy
                    Part VI - Offenses Against the Public Generally
                         §102.25 - Unlawfully supplying any product for the purpose of falsifying a screening test

>     Title 37 - Professions and Occupations                                                                 

          Chapter 14 - Pharmacy Practice Act                                                            Revised 2015-0801
                    Part A - General Provisions                                                               Revised 2015-0801          
                    Part B - Board of Pharmacy                                                                Revised 2015-0801         
                    Part C - Licensing, Registration, and Certification of Persons   Revised 2015-0801       
                    Part D - Permit Requirements                                                           Revised 2015-0801          
                    Part E - Discipline                                                                                 Revised 2015-0801
          Chapter 59 - Licensure for Individuals with Military Training and Experience
                    §3650 - Licensure for individuals with military training and experience; licensure by endorsement for military spouses; temporary license; expedited process

>     Title 40 - Public Health and Safety                                                                         

          Chapter 4 - Food and Drugs
                    Part X - Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law         Revised 2015-0623
                    Part X-A - Prescription Monitoring Program                                Revised 2015-0801
                    Part X-B - Transactions in Drug-Related Objects Prohibited
                    Part X-C - Animal Euthanasia with Sodium Pentobarbital
                    Part X-D - Transactions Involving Proceeds from Controlled Dangerous Substances Activity
                    Part X-E - Therapeutic Use of Marijuana                                       Revised 2015-0629
                    Part X-F - Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine Monitoring Act
          Chapter 5 - Miscellaneous Health Provisions
                    Part I - Venereal Diseases (Expedited Partner Therapy)
                    Part VII-A - Legend Drugs
                    Part LXXV - Louisiana Telehealth Access Act
          Chapter 11 - State Department of Hospitals
                    Part XII-A - Pain Management Clinics

Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) These are the rules promulgated by the Board of Pharmacy.

>     Title 46 - Professional and Occupational Standards                                            

          Part LIII - Pharmacists

               On occasion, the Board may determine it necessary to adopt an Emergency Rule with an immediate effective date while it goes through the routine rulemaking process.  In that event, those emergency rules will be posted here.
                    Effective 2015-0601: Emergency Rule ~ Compounding for Office Use for Veterinarians @ §2535.

               Chapter 01 - Introduction
               Chapter 03 - Board Hearings
               Chapter 05 - Pharmacists                                                                                 
               Chapter 07 - Pharmacy Interns
               Chapter 09 - Pharmacy Technicians                                                               
               Chapter 11 - Pharmacies                                                               Revised 2015-1020             
               Chapter 12 - Automated Medication Systems                          Revised 2015-0820                                    
               Chapter 13 - Community Pharmacy
               Chapter 15 - Hospital Pharmacy                                                   Revised 2015-1020
               Chapter 17 - Institutional Pharmacy               
               Chapter 18 - Penal Pharmacy                                                                           
               Chapter 19 - Nuclear Pharmacy
               Chapter 21 - Charitable Pharmacy
               Chapter 23 - Out-of-State Pharmacy                                                               
               Chapter 24 - Limited Service Providers                                    Revised 2015-1020
               Chapter 25 - Prescriptions, Drugs, and Devices                     See Emergency Rule above + Revised 2015-1020   
               Chapter 27 - Controlled Dangerous Substances                    Revised 2015-0420
               Chapter 29 - Prescription Monitoring Program                      Revised 2015-0420                        
               Chapter 31 - Illegal Payments; Required Disclosures of Financial Interests
               Chapter 33 - Severability


Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Laws and Regulations

>   This link - Law Book Update No. 8, current through March 15, 2015 - opens the entire pharmacy law book in a single electronic file.  The size of the file is approximately 2.85 MB.  In the event you wish to print the file, there are 326 pages, of which 306 are numbered.  The pages without numbers are placeholders for the plastic tabs in the law book binder.  While there is no Index, there is a detailed Table of Contents.  In addition, the electronic file is searchable using the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
>   For those subscribers to the printed version of the law book who wish to purchase a printed copy of the replacement pack [paper printed double-sided and hole-punched] from the Board, please send a completed order form along with payment of the $15.00 fee for that product.
>   Finally, Bulletin No. 15-01 contains a summary of the changes to the previous edition of the law book which was dated January 2014.