Release Date: February 8, 2018
Expiration Date: January 30, 2021
This course is intended to introduce to the pharmacists of Texas to the process by which the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) is reviewed for its continued existence and the result of that review. Texas House Bill (H.B.) 2561, also known as the 2017 Texas Sunset Review Bill, resulted from a 2-year review of TSBP. The bill was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 9, 2017, and became law effective September 1, 2017. H.B. 2561 continues the existence of TSBP for another 12 years, through 2029. Along with continuing the existence of the agency, H.B. 2561 made extensive additions and changes to the Texas Pharmacy Act (2017) and to other state laws that directly affect the practice of pharmacy in Texas. Finally, H.B. 2561 creates a drug donation program for unused prescription drugs. This is the first time Texas has had a drug donation program, and the program will affect pharmacies electing to participate in it. This course reviews the major changes that will be effective in the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year and briefly examines proposed changes affecting pharmacy practice that were not enacted by the legislature.
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