Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 80. Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Section 30. Powers and Duties of the Board.
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AS 08.80.030. Powers and Duties of the Board.

(a) The board is responsible for the control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy.

(b) In order to fulfill its responsibilities, the board has the powers necessary for implementation and enforcement of this chapter, including the power to

(1) elect a president and secretary from its membership and adopt rules for the conduct of its business;

(2) license by examination or by license transfer the applicants who are qualified to engage in the practice of pharmacy;

(3) assist the department in inspections and investigations for violations of this chapter, or of any other state or federal statute relating to the practice of pharmacy;

(4) adopt regulations to carry out the purposes of this chapter;

(5) establish and enforce compliance with professional standards and rules of conduct for pharmacists engaged in the practice of pharmacy;

(6) determine standards for recognition and approval of degree programs of schools and colleges of pharmacy whose graduates shall be eligible for licensure in this state, including the specification and enforcement of requirements for practical training, including internships;

(7) establish for pharmacists and pharmacies minimum specifications for the physical facilities, technical equipment, personnel, and procedures for the storage, compounding, and dispensing of drugs or related devices, and for the monitoring of drug therapy, including independent monitoring of drug therapy;

(8) enforce the provisions of this chapter relating to the conduct or competence of pharmacists practicing in the state, and the suspension, revocation, or restriction of licenses to engage in the practice of pharmacy;

(9) license and regulate the training, qualifications, and employment of pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians;

(10) issue licenses to persons engaged in the manufacture and distribution of drugs and related devices;

(11) establish and maintain a controlled substance prescription database as provided in AS 17.30.200;

(12) establish standards for the independent prescribing and administration of vaccines and related emergency medications under AS 08.80.168, including the completion of an immunization training program approved by the board;

(13) establish standards for the independent prescribing and dispensing by a pharmacist of an opioid overdose drug under AS 17.20.085, including the completion of an opioid overdose training program approved by the board;

(14) require that a licensed pharmacist register with the controlled substance prescription database under AS 17.30.200(n);

(15) establish the qualifications and duties of the executive administrator and delegate authority to the executive administrator that is necessary to conduct board business;

(16) license and inspect the facilities of wholesale drug distributors, third-party logistics providers, and outsourcing facilities located outside the state under AS 08.80.159.

(c) The board shall post and maintain a link to the United States Food and Drug Administration's list of all currently approved interchangeable biological products on the board's Internet website.

(d) The minimum specifications for facilities, equipment, personnel, and procedures for the compounding, storage, and dispensing of drugs established under (b)(7) of this section must be consistent with the requirements of secs. 201 — 208, P.L. 113-54 (Drug Supply Chain Security Act).

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