Rulemaking action by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy has been published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin as follows: 

Notice of Intended Action

ARC 5454C has been published as a Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 2, “Pharmacist Licenses”; adopt a new Chapter 31, “Criminal Convictions”; and amend Chapter 33, “Military Service and Veteran Reciprocity,” and Chapter 36, “Discipline”.

  • This rulemaking implements the provisions of 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2627, enacted during the 2020 Legislative Session. The proposed amendments provide:

    • Issuance of a temporary pharmacist license for license transfer candidates who have met all other licensing requirements while the applicant schedules the jurisprudence examination,

    • Removal of the term “spouse” in Chapter 33 as a result of the repeal of Iowa Code section 272C.4(13),

    • Updates to the implementation references in Chapter 33,

    • Addition of a new Chapter 31 to identify the use of a criminal conviction in determining an individual’s eligibility to apply for licensure or registration or in denying, revoking, or suspending a license or registration,

    • Allowance of a pharmacist license transfer candidate to license transfer based on a current and active license in another state that is not required to be the original license by examination, and 

    • Requirement that a pharmacist who is seeking reactivation of a pharmacist license must complete a criminal history background check.

  • Comments may be submitted no later than 4:30pm on March 16, 2021.