HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Board of Pharmacy, LR 34:2129 (October 2008).
A.Application for Initial Issuance of CDS License
1.An individual or other entity desiring to obtain a Louisiana CDS license shall complete the application form supplied by the board and submit it with the required attachments and appropriate fees, as set forth in R.S. 40:972 and R.S. 40:1013, to the board.
2.The applicant shall provide a complete street address reflecting the location where the applicant will engage in the activity for which a Louisiana CDS license is required. The board shall issue only one CDS license for each applicant at each such location.
3.The board shall not process applications received by facsimile, or that are incomplete, or submitted with the incorrect fees.
4.Applicants not in possession of a valid and verifiable license or other credential from a standing professional board of the state of Louisiana, or from the Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Health Services Financing, Health Standards, or their successors, shall submit to a criminal history record check upon request by the board. The applicant shall pay for the cost of the criminal history record check. The board shall evaluate the findings of the report of the criminal history record check prior to the issuance of the CDS license.
5.An individual or other entity who knowingly or intentionally submits a false or fraudulent application shall be deemed to have committed a prohibited act under R.S. 40:961 et seq., or its successor.
6.A CDS license shall be valid for a period of one year, and shall expire annually on the date of initial licensure unless revoked sooner in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law or these rules.
7.Practitioners in possession of a temporary or restricted license issued by a standing professional board of competent jurisdiction in the state of Louisiana may be issued a temporary or restricted Louisiana CDS license adhering to the limitations or restrictions of their board license.
B.Application for Renewal of CDS License
1.A licensee shall complete the application for renewal of a CDS license and submit same to the board prior to the expiration date of the current license. The application shall be submitted in such form and contain such data and attachments as the board may require and be accompanied by the appropriate fees, as set forth in R.S. 40:972 and R.S. 40:1013.
2.The board shall not process applications received by facsimile, or that are incomplete, or submitted with the incorrect fees.
3.A CDS license not renewed by the expiration date shall be classified as expired. A licensee shall not engage in any activity requiring a valid CDS license while his license is expired.
4.A CDS license not renewed within 30 days following the expiration date shall be automatically terminated by the board. The reissuance of a terminated CDS license shall require compliance with the board’s reinstatement procedures.
C.Application for Reinstatement of Terminated, Suspended, or Revoked CDS License
1.The applicant shall complete an application form for this specific purpose supplied by the board; the application shall require the inclusion of the annual renewal fee and delinquent fee identified in R.S. 40:972 and the program fee identified in R.S. 40:1013.
2.An application for the reinstatement of a terminated credential which has been expired:
a.less than one year may be approved by the board’s administrative personnel;
b.more than one year but less than five years may be approved by a member of the board charged with such duties;
c.more than five years may only be approved by the full board following a hearing to determine whether the reinstatement of the credential is in the public's best interest.
3.An application for the reinstatement of a CDS license suspended or revoked as a consequence of the suspension or revocation of the primary credential by the issuing agency shall require verification of the reinstatement of the primary credential. Where the issuing agency reinstating the primary credential has restricted any privileges for controlled substances, the restrictions shall be attached to the reinstated CDS license. Where the agency reinstating the primary credential has placed that credential on probation for any period of time, the CDS license shall be placed on probation for same period of time.
4.An application for the reinstatement of a CDS license suspended or revoked by the board may only be approved by the full board following a hearing to determine whether the reinstatement of the license is in the public's best interest.
5.Applications requiring a reinstatement hearing shall be accompanied by payment of the administrative hearing fee identified at R.S. 37:1184.
D.Maintenance of CDS Licenses
1.A CDS license is valid only for the entity or person to whom it is issued and shall not be subject to sale, assignment or other transfer, voluntary or involuntary, nor shall a license be valid for any premises other than the business location for which it is issued.
2.In order to maintain a CDS license, the applicant shall maintain a federal license required by federal law to engage in the manufacture, distribution, prescribing, or dispensing of controlled substances.
3.The licensee shall inform the board of any and all changes to its business location/address within 10 days, with documentation, attesting to any change of business location/address, with notice to include both the old and new address. A change in business address of a facility may require an inspection by the board or its designee.
4.A duplicate or replacement license shall be issued upon the written request of the licensee and a payment of the fee shall be charged as provided by R.S. 40:972. A duplicate or replacement license shall not serve or be used as an additional or second license.
5.A facility changing ownership shall notify the board in writing 15 calendar days prior to the transfer of ownership.
a.A change of ownership is evident under the following conditions:
Louisiana Register Vol. 34, No. 10 October 20, 2008