"This legislation gives the Board the authority to deny a license ..."
- Rep. Dahlstrom
"An Act relating to the licensure of pharmacists; and providing for an effective date.."
HB 270 was introduced to help the Board of Pharmacy address a problem that was unintentionally left out of the original version of the statues.
The board of Pharmacy currently cannot deny a licensee based on actions that follow AS 08.80.261(a), however they can discipline a current licensee. This legislation gives the Board the authority to deny a license to a new applicant if they find that the applicant has committed fraud, deceit, falsely advertised, convicted of a felony, etc. as listed in AS 08.80.261(a).
The passage of this bill will provide the Board of Pharmacy the ability to ensure a greater degree of safety for Alaskan citizens.