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State of Emergency

When deemed appropriate, the Governor of the State of Louisiana has the authority to declare a State of Emergency and issue a proclamation directing certain actions and suspending certains laws and rules.  Pharmacies and pharmacists should be aware of the Board's standing rule relative to a state of emergency.  It is automatically activated by a gubernatorial declaration of a state of emergency.  No notice is required by the Board.  A copy of Rule 519 ~ State of Emergency is available here and is also found in the Louisiana Pharmacy Law Book available elsewhere on the Board's website.


COVID-19 Public Health Emergency  [State of Emergency scheduled to conclude on 10-09-2020]


Tropical Storm / Hurricane Laura  [State of Emergency scheduled to conclude on 10-19-2020]


Tropical Storm / Hurricane Sally  [State of Emergency scheduled to conclude on 10-11-2020]


Tropical Storm Beta   [State of Emergency scheduled to conclude on 10-19-2020]

Numerous interim policies and rule waivers have been issued during the COVID-19 public health emergency as well as the state of emergency for Hurricane Laura.  Some of these will remain in effect for the duration of the emergency declaration and some of them have specific expiration dates.  To help you keep track of these interim policies, we have developed this summary.

Policy No.          Expiration Date                              Policy Title

PPM.I.D.1           Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: State of Emergency

PPM.I.D.2           Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Sterile Compounding Allowances by CDC Recommendations

PPM.I.D.3           Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Remote Practice for Pharmacists

PPM.I.D.4           Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Compounding Hand Sanitizer for OTC Sale

PPM.I.D.5           12-31-2020 / PHE       C-19 PHE: Temporary Extension of Expiration Date of Medication Administration Registrations

PPM.I.D.6           09-30-2020 / PHE       C-19 PHE: Credentialing Actions for PNT, PTC, CDS, and Pending Applications

PPM.I.D.7           Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Hospital Pharmacies (Alternate Storage, Centralization of Compounding, and Outpatient Dispensing)

PPM.I.D.8           Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Marijuana Pharmacies (Delivery of Product to Patient Location)

PPM.I.D.9           Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Remote Practice for All Licensees

PPM.I.D.10         Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Monthly Inspection of Emergency Drug Kits

PPM.I.D.11          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Dispensing Limitations for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

PPM.I.D.12          12-31-2020 / PHE       C-19 PHE: Flexible Staffing Ratios

PPM.I.D.13          07-31-2020                C-19 PHE: NABP Passport for Non-licensed Personnel

PPM.I.D.14          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Temporary Closure of Pharmacies

PPM.I.D.15          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Criminal History Record Checks

PPM.I.D.16          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Verbal Prescriptions for Schedule II Medications

PPM.I.D.17          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Annual CDS Inventory

PPM.I.D.18          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Restocking Automated Medication Systems

PPM.I.D.19          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: CE Requirements for Renewal of Pharmacist Licensure for Calendar Year 2021

PPM.I.D.20          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Therapeutic Interchange by Pharmacists

PPM.I.D.21          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Distribution of CDS by Pharmacies

PPM.I.D.22          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Emailed Recommendations for Therapeutic Marijuana

PPM.I.D.23          Duration of PHE          C-19 PHE: Dispensing Limitations for Marijuana Products

PPM.I.D.24                                             C-19 PHE: (reserved)

PPM.I.D.25          10-31-2020 / SOE       HL SOE: Temporary Credentials for Non-licensed Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

PPM.I.D.26          09-30-2020 / SOE       HL SOE: Verbal Recommendations for Therapeutic Marijuana