As a result of a multi-year review, Alaska House Bill (HB) 112 amends regulations to ensure the Alaska Board of Pharmacy can continue to meet its mission. These changes encompass a range of adjustments, including the creation of license types for manufacturers and internet-based pharmacies. These modifications grant the Board the authority to regulate and inspect those facilities, ensuring seamless compliance with the federal Drug Supply Chain and Security Act (DSCSA). Learn more about DSCSA here.
Additionally, the enactment of HB 112 brings forth a more streamlined approach to the licensure process by eliminating unnecessary forms. Specifically, the Board has consolidated all facility applications, including those for virtual, in-state, and out-of-state facilities, into a single form (08-4865). It's important to note that this change does not include pharmacies. For those who submitted applications using previous versions since the change was implemented, a 30-day grace period was provided; however, any submissions using the outdated forms after August 18, 2023, will no longer be accepted. As the renewal season approaches, a new version of the facility renewal application will be released, ensuring a smoother and more efficient experience.
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