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health departments.

Mr. Thomas stated that the policy has been

strengthened and motion to accept

asked for the the protocols

approval of the presented was

policy by the Board. A offered by MS TAMMY

ROGERS. The motion failed to receive topic and offer a proposal back to the

a second. A motion to review the Department of Public Health was

offered by MR DONNIE CALHOUN. This MR MIKE MIKELL and passed by a vote prepare the document for the June meeting.

motion

received

of ALL

AYES.

a second by Mr Bobo will

Next, Mr. Thomas presented materials in support of adding “other contagious diseases” to the practice act in 34-23-11 where conditions are named that can be treated by the dispensing of medications by public health nurses. There is a sentence in the law that states, “The nurse may dispense the legend drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, hypertension, and other programs if approved by the State Board of Pharmacy”. The Board instructed Mr. Bobo to draft a letter approving a program for meningitis and pertussis.

PRESIDENT ROLAND NELSON then moved on to the topic of a proposed program by McKesson that would pay pharmacists each time additional counseling sessions were held with patients receiving specific medications. The issue is whether any violation of Board law or rules would occur if payment claims for the counseling were submitted

independently from the payment claims for the medicine. instructed Mr. Bobo to write a letter to Roger Morris, McKesson advising them that prescription numbers must be numbered and that prescription numbers cannot be assigned

The Board attorney for sequentially to claims for

counseling. Otherwise, of the Board.

the

program

would

not

violate

the

statutes

or

rules

At 7:12 P.M. PRESIDENT ROLAND NELSON adjourned the meeting.

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