Earlier this year, the Nevada Board of Pharmacy reversed its interpretation of NRS 639.100(1)(a) - a statute regarding the licensure of nonresident pharmacists. The law now requires every individual, non-resident pharmacist that dispenses or compounds controlled substances to hold a Nevada state pharmacy license - instead of just requiring the PIC or pharmacy itself to hold a state license. Recently, the Board has begun issuing notices to nonresident pharmacies along with the requirement to pay an annual registration fee and be subject to state oversight. The Board does offer a temporary registration on their website to help ease the initial burden of licensure. This sudden new interpretation of a longstanding statue has stunned some industry stakeholders, and they are currently waiting on an independent opinion from the Nevada state attorney general to weigh in on this situation.
Governor Steve Sisolak recently passed SB 325 to address the growing problem of HIVin the state of Nevada. Under this bill, pharmacies will be authorized to prescribe human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) medications to people who have come into contact with the virus or who are at risk of contracting it, as early as October 1.
The Nevada Independent