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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF PHARMACY

Brief Description: The Board of Pharmacy proposes to adopt regulations regarding registration with the prescription drug monitoring program controlled substance prescription database.

The Board of Pharmacy (Board) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 52 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with registration with the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) controlled substance prescription database including the following:

12 AAC 52.855. Registration with the prescription drug monitoring program controlled substance prescription database, is proposed to require pharmacists or practitioners licensed in this state who holds a federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number to register with the PDMP within 30 days of initial licensure as a prescriber.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK  99811-0806. Additionally, the Board will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 465-2974 and by electronic mail at RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov. Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system at http://notice.alaska.gov/200999, and using the comment link. The comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on February 11, 2021. Comments received after this deadline will not be considered by the Board.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK  99811-0806 or by e-mail at RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Board will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and on the Board’s website at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofPharmacy.aspx. The Board may, but is not required to, answer written questions received after the 10-day cut-off date and before the end of the comment period.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537 or RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov not later than February 4, 2021 to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537 or RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov, or go to https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/PHA-PDMP-1220.pdf.

After the public comment period ends, the Board will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected. Written comments and questions received are public records and are subject to public inspection.

Statutory Authority: AS 08.80.005; AS 08.80.030; AS 17.30.200
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 08.80.005; AS 08.80.030; AS 17.30.200

Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

DATE: 1/8/2021
Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

For each occupation regulated under the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, the Division keeps a list of individuals or organizations who are interested in the regulations of that occupation. The Division automatically sends a Notice of Proposed Regulations to the parties on the appropriate list each time there is a proposed change in an occupation's regulations in Title 12 of the Alaska Administrative Code. If you would like your address added to or removed from such a list, send your request to the Division at the address above, giving your name, either your e-mail address or mailing address (as you prefer for receiving notices), and the occupational area in which you are interested.

ADDITIONAL REGULATION NOTICE INFORMATION
(AS 44.62.190(d))

1.   Adopting agency: Board of Pharmacy – Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

2.   General subject of regulation: Registration with the prescription drug monitoring program controlled substance prescription database (PDMP).

3.   Citation of regulation: 12 AAC 52.855.

4.   Department of Law file number: To be assigned.

5.   Reason for the proposed action: Update and clarification of current regulations; compliance with state statute.

6.   Appropriation/Allocation: Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing – #2360.

7.   Estimated annual cost to comply with the proposed action to:
 
      A private person: $25 initial PDMP registration fee; $25 PDMP biennial registration renewal fee.
       Another state agency: None known.
       A municipality: None known.

8.   Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars):  No costs are expected in FY 2021 or in subsequent years.

9.   The name of the contact person for the regulation:
    
Laura Carrillo, Executive Administrator
       Alaska Board of Pharmacy
        Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
        Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
       Telephone: (907) 465-1073
        E-mail: laura.carrillo@alaska.gov

10.   The origin of the proposed action: Board of Pharmacy.

11.   Date: 1/8/2021
Prepared by: Jun Maiquis
                     Regulations Specialist

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Created 1/8/2021 12:28:13 PM by jcmaiquis
Modified 1/8/2021 12:31:27 PM by jcmaiquis

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
 
Publish Date: 1/8/2021
Archive Date: 2/12/2021
 
Events/Deadlines:
  • Comments Deadline
    2/11/2021 4:30pm