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Laws & Rules

When the legislature adopts laws affecting pharmacy practice including controlled substances, and when the Board promulgates new rules or rule changes affecting pharmacy practice including controlled substances, those items 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.


Louisiana Pharmacy Law Book (published August 1, 2019)


The following is a listing of the laws and rules contained in the Louisiana Pharmacy Law Book.  When adopted by the Board, Emergency Rules are published here.  When Emergency Rules become Final Rules, they are then included 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 3 - Agriculture and Forestry
          Chapter 10-A.  Feed, Fertilizers, Agricultural Liming and Seeds
               Part VI.  Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol Products

     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
               Part VII.  Pharmacy Benefit Managers
          Chapter 20.  Miscellaneous Provisions Common to Certain Professions
               Part III.  Medical Prescriptions and Labels
               Part VII.  Healthcare 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 I.  State Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law
               Part X.  Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law
               Part X-A.  Prescription Monitoring Program Law
               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-A.  Venereal Diseases (Expedited Partner Therapy)
          Chapter 5-D:  Health Provisions:  Health Care
               Part I-D.  Advanced Directives and Life-Sustaining Procedures (Voluntary nonopioid directive)
               Part VII.  Louisiana Telehealth Access Act
          Chapter 11.  State Department of Hosptials
               Part VII.  Hospices
               Part XII-A.  Pain Management  Clinics
          Chapter 12.  Health Care Cost Control
               Part VIII.  Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency
          Chapter 36.  Pharmacy Benefit Managers
                    §2861 through 2871

     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 - Professional and Occupational Standards
          Part LIII.  Pharmacists
               Chapter 1.  Introduction
               Chapter 3.  Board Hearings
               Chapter 5.  Pharmacists
               Chapter 7.  Pharmacy Interns
               Chapter 9.  Pharmacy Technicians
               Chapter 11.  Pharmacies
               Chapter 12.  Automated Medication Systems
               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
               Chapter 31.  Illegal Payments
               Chapter 33.  Severability

In addition to the Laws and Rules identified above, there is addtional 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 and Certification Form
  • Prescribers with Authority for Controlled Substances
  • List of Bulletins, with links to all issues since 2004
  • List of Newsletter Articles, with links to all issues since 1998