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Laws & Rules

When the legislature passes laws affecting pharmacy or controlled substances, and when the Board promulgates new rules affecting pharmacy or controlled substances, they are posted here.  To open, search, or print the Louisiana Pharmacy Law Book, we recommend you obtain the most recent version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software, free of charge, at www.adobe.com.

Louisiana Pharmacy Law Book (published August 1, 2018)

The following information is a listing of the laws and rules contained in the Louisiana Pharmacy Law Book.  Emergency Rules are not contained in the Law Book, instead, they are posted below.  When those Emergency Rules become Final Rules, the Final Rules are placed in the Law Book.

Louisiana Revised Statutes (La. R.S.) - These are laws passed by the Louisiana Legislature.  The laws affecting pharmacy practice are provided in the Laws section of the Louisiana Pharmacy Law Book.

     Title 14 - Criminal Law
          Chapter 1.  Criminal Code
               Part III.  Offenses Against Property
                    §62.1.  Simple burglary of a pharmacy
               Part VI.  Offenses Against the Public Generally
                    §102.25.  Unlawfully supplying any product for the purpose of falsifying a screening test

     Title 37 - Professions and Occupations
          Chapter 14.  Pharmacy Practice Act
               Part I.  General Provisions
               Part II.  Board of Pharmacy
               Part III.  Licensing, Registration, and Certification of Persons
               Part IV.  Permit Requirements
               Part V.  Discipline
               Part VI.  Disclosure of Prescription Drug Price Information
          Chapter 20.  Miscellaneous Provisions Common to Certain Professions
               Part III.  Medical Prescriptions and Labels
               Part VII.  Health Care Providers 
          Chapter 59.  Licensure for Individuals with Military Training
                    §3651.  Licensure for individuals with military training and experience; licensure by endorsement for military spouses; temporary license; expedited process

     Title 40 - Public Health and Safety
          Chapter 4.  Food and Drugs
               Part X.  Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law
               Part X-A.  Prescription Monitoring Program
               Part X-B.  Transactions in Drug-Related Objects Prohibited
               Part X-C.  Animal Euthanasia with Sodium Pentobarbital
               Part X-D.  Transactions Involving Proceeds from Controlled Dangerous Substances Activity
               Part X-E.  Therapeutic Use of Marijuana
               Part X-F.  Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine Monitoring Act
               Part XV.  Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO)
               Part XVI.  Legend Drugs
               Part XVII.  Anabolic Steroids
          Chapter 5-B.  Health Provisions: Diseases and Conditions
               Part X.  Venereal Disesases (Expedited Partner Therapy)
          Chapter 5-D: Health Provisions: Health Care
               Part I.  Advance Directives & Life-Sustaining Provisions (Voluntary nonopioid directive)
               Part VII.  Louisiana Telehealth Access Act
          Chapter 11.  State Department of Hospitals
               Part VII.  Hospices
               Part XII-A.  Pain Management Clinics
          Chapter 12.  Health Care Cost Control
               Part VIII.  Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency

     Title 51.  Trade and Commerce
          Chapter 2.  Particular Goods
               Part III.  Drugs and Cosmetics

Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) - These are the rules promulgated by the Board of Pharmacy.  The standing rules listed below are provided in the Rules section of the Louisiana Pharmacy Law Book.

          * In addition to the standing rules identified below, the Board may determine it necessary to adopt an Emergency Rule with an immediate effective date while it goes through the routine rulemaking process.  In that event, those Emergency Rules will be posted here.*

Title 46 - Professions & Occupations
     Part LIII - Pharmacists
          Chapter 1.  Introduction
          Chapter 3.  Board Hearings      
          Chapter 5.  Pharmacists
          Chapter 7.  Pharmacy Interns
          Chapter 9.  Pharmacy Technicians
          Chapter 11.  Pharmacies  (revised 2019-0101)
          Chapter 12.  Automated MedicationSystems
          Chapter 13.  Community Pharmacy
          Chapter 15.  Hospital Pharmacy
          Chapter 17.  Institutional Pharmacy
          Chapter 18.  Penal Pharmacy
          Chapter 19.  Nuclear Pharmacy
          Chapter 21.  Charitable Pharmacy
          Chapter 23.  Nonresident Pharmacy
          Chapter 24.  Limited Service Providers
          Chapter 25.  Prescriptions, Drugs, and Devices
          Chapter 27.  Controlled Dangerous Substances
          Chapter 29.  Prescription Monitoring Program  (revised 2019-0120)
          Chapter 31.  Illegal Payments
          Chapter 33.  Severability


In addition to the Laws and Rules identified above, there is additional information provided in the Louisiana Pharmacy Law Book, including:

  • Roster of Board Members and Staff;
  • Directory of Selected Government Agencies & Private Pharmacy Organizations;
  • DEA Pharmacist Manual - An Informational Outline;
  • CDS Inventory Requirements & Certification Form;
  • Prescribers with Authority for Controlled Substances;
  • List of Bulletins (all of which are found elsewhere on this website); and
  • Menu of Forms & Applications (all of which are found elsewhere on this website).