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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, 2021)


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          Consumbale Hemp 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

     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
     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                                             Revised 11-20-2021                                           
               Chapter 7     Pharmacy Interns
               Chapter 9     Pharmacy Technicians                                 
               Chapter 11    Pharmacies                                             Revised 11-20-2021                                          
               Chapter 12   Automated Medication Systems          
               Chapter 13   Community Pharmacy
               Chapter 15   Hospital Pharmacy                             
               Chapter 17   Institutional Pharmacy                         
               Chapter 18   Correctional Center Pharmacy            
               Chapter 19   Nuclear Pharmacy
               Chapter 21   Charitable Pharmacy
               Chapter 23   Nonresident Pharmacy                        
               Chapter 24   Limited Service Providers                           Revised 11-20-2021                              
                                      Subchapter E ~ Marijuana Pharmacy     Revised 08-20-2021            
               Chapter 25   Prescriptions, Drugs, and Devices              Revised 11-20-2021     
               Chapter 27   Controlled Dangerous Substances              Revised 11-20-2021     
               Chapter 29   Prescription Monitoring Program          
               Chapter 30   Pharmacy Benefit Mangers          
               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