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Board of Pharmacy Update
Highlights of the September Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The September 11, 2018 Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago. These are the highlights of that meeting.

Moment of Silence – The Board and audience observed a moment of silence to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 disaster in New York City, Washington, and rural Pennsylvania.  On September 11, 2001, the Illinois Board of Pharmacy was scheduled to meet but its meeting was cancelled when downtown Chicago was evacuated as a precaution for additional attacks.

Remediation Resources – The Board was provided a summary of research conducted by Board member Desi Kotis and her residents at Northwestern Medicine.  They discussed potential programs, both live and online, for pharmacy graduates who have failed the NAPLEX or MPJE three times.  Applicants must complete remediation of 30 hours or more before they may sit for the failed exam again.  The Board will continue to review programs and build a list of pre-approved offerings as they learn more.  Approximately 15-20 students are required to complete remediation annually.

2018 District IV Meeting – Will be held in Grand Rapids, MI and hosted by Ferris State University College of Pharmacy and the Michigan Board of Pharmacy on November 7-9, 2018.  Several Board members have committed to attend.

Department Update – Compounding rules have been sent to JCAR and should be heard in September.  These should be approved, barring any unforeseen concerns before the end of the year.
Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force – Recent meetings of the Task Force were discussed and a more detailed report of those activities appears in the Government Affairs Report in this issue of the KeePosted.

Legislative Update – The July Board Meeting update was presented by IPhA Executive Director Garth Reynolds.  The Spring Session of the General Assembly ended at the end of May and the bills reported on have appeared in earlier editions of the KeePosted™. 

Next Meeting – The next meeting of the Board is set for November 13, 2018 at 10:30 am in downtown Chicago. Check the IDFPR Website for exact location.  These meetings are open to the public and pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students are encouraged to attend.■

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