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      RS 37:1207     


§1207. Renewal of license, registration, and certification; expiration; reinstatement

            A.(1) Each person licensed, registered, or certified by the board shall apply for renewal at a time designated by the board and pay a fee specified by the board. A person who desires to continue in the practice of pharmacy or assist in the practice of pharmacy in this state shall file with the board an application in such form and containing such data as the board may require, and complete such other requirements as deemed necessary by the board, for renewal.

            (2)(a)(i) The board shall assess on each pharmacist license renewal as required by this Section an additional fee of one hundred dollars per year to be designated as the "pharmacy education support fee". This fee shall be dedicated and allocated as specified in this Paragraph to an accredited school of pharmacy of a public university in this state. The board shall include on each license renewal form issued to a pharmacist an optional election whereby the person may elect not to remit the one hundred dollar pharmacy education support fee.

            (ii) For purposes of this Paragraph, "accredited" shall mean possession of current accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

            (b) The board shall disburse all monies collected pursuant to this Paragraph to an accredited public university pharmacy school in this state on or before April first annually. The public university pharmacy school shall utilize these monies solely for the benefit of its pharmacy education program and the expenditure of such funds shall be approved by the board of supervisors of the university system of which the university is a member. The funds collected pursuant to this Paragraph shall be in addition to any other monies received by the university that operates the pharmacy school and are intended to supplement and not replace, displace, or supplant any other funds that the university receives from the state or from any other source.

            B. The board shall make available applications for renewal of licenses, registrations, and certificates to each licensed, registered, and certified person by a date designated by the board.

            C. If a person fails to make application to the board for renewal of his license, certification, or registration within a period determined by the board, the license, certification, or registration is expired and shall be deemed null and void.

            D. In order to reinstate the expired license, certification, or registration, the person shall meet requirements set by the board by regulation.

            Added by Acts 1956, No. 272, §2; Acts 1999, No. 767, §1; Acts 2012, No. 357, §1; Acts 2015, No. 298, §1; Acts 2020, No. 202, §1, eff. July 1, 2020.

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