BOP: What, Why & How
Episode #32: May 2021 – Legislation Implementation and Statewide Protocol Updates

Episode #32: May 2021 – Legislation Implementation and Statewide Protocol Updates

May 13, 2021

Following the May 12 Board of Pharmacy Meeting, IPA’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Casey Ficek, and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy discuss important upcoming dates for pharmacists to know, implementation of legislation, and updates to Iowa’s statewide protocols.

Episode #31: March 2021 – Rule Changes for Technicians, Support Persons, and PMP

Episode #31: March 2021 – Rule Changes for Technicians, Support Persons, and PMP

March 12, 2021

Following the March 11 Board of Pharmacy meeting, IPA’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Casey Ficek, and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy discuss changes to the rules governing technicians, pharmacy support persons, and the PMP.

Episode #30: January 2021 – Legislative Proposals and COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Episode #30: January 2021 – Legislative Proposals and COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

January 13, 2021

Following the January 12 Board of Pharmacy meeting, IPA's Vice President of Professional Affairs, Anthony Pudlo, IPA’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Casey Ficek, and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy discuss IPA and BOP’s legislative proposals and updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Iowa.

Episode #29: December 2020 – Electronic Prescribing and Pharmacists’ Continued Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode #29: December 2020 – Electronic Prescribing and Pharmacists’ Continued Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 17, 2020

Following the impromptu December 12 Board of Pharmacy meeting, IPA's Vice President of Professional Affairs, Anthony Pudlo, and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy discuss wrapping up final waiver requests for electronic prescribing, the Iowa Dental Board's 2021 legislative bill seeking authorization for dentists to immunize, and pharmacist administration of COVID-19 tests and vaccines.

Episode #28: November 2020 – Compounding, Controlled Substances, and Legislative Agenda

Episode #28: November 2020 – Compounding, Controlled Substances, and Legislative Agenda

November 18, 2020

Following the November 17 Board of Pharmacy meeting, IPA's Director of Public Affairs, Casey Ficek, and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy discuss board action on the FDA’s memorandum of understanding regarding compounding, proposed rules impacting controlled substances and the PMP, and the Board’s legislative agenda.

Episode #27: August 2020 – Pediatric Vaccinations, Licensing Updates, and Cannabidiol Products

Episode #27: August 2020 – Pediatric Vaccinations, Licensing Updates, and Cannabidiol Products

August 31, 2020

Following the August 26 Board of Pharmacy meeting, IPA's Director of Public Affairs, Casey Ficek, and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy discuss the recent declaration allowing pharmacists to perform pediatric vaccinations, updates to pharmacist licensing following recent legislation, and the scheduling and sale of products containing cannabidiol.

Episode #26: June 2020 – Recent Legislation and New Rules Related to Controlled Substances and Pharmacy Interns

Episode #26: June 2020 – Recent Legislation and New Rules Related to Controlled Substances and Pharmacy Interns

June 24, 2020

Following the June 23 Board of Pharmacy meeting, IPA's Director of Public Affairs, Casey Ficek, and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy discuss recently passed legislation impacting the Board and pharmacy, as well as new rules promulgated by the Board related to controlled substances and pharmacy interns.

Episode #25: May 2020 – Board of Pharmacy’s Response to COVID-19

Episode #25: May 2020 – Board of Pharmacy’s Response to COVID-19

May 6, 2020
Following the May 5 Board of Pharmacy meeting, IPA's Director of Public Affairs, Casey Ficek, and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy discuss the Board's response to COVID-19, including granting emergency licenses to recent graduates. 
Episode #24: Feb. 2020 - Medication Lists by Technicians, New PMP Resources, Statewide Protocols

Episode #24: Feb. 2020 - Medication Lists by Technicians, New PMP Resources, Statewide Protocols

February 26, 2020

Following the February 26, 2020, Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting, Episode 24 features discussion with Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy on proposed rule changes on comprehensive medication lists by pharmacy technicians, new PMP resources, and updates to the current statewide protocols. 

Episode #23: Jan. 2020 - Expedited Partner Therapy, e-Prescribing FAQ, Proposed Legislation

Episode #23: Jan. 2020 - Expedited Partner Therapy, e-Prescribing FAQ, Proposed Legislation

January 9, 2020

IPA's Casey Ficek and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy recap the January 7-8, 2020 Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting and discuss proposed legislation, FAQs on the e-prescribing mandate, and new rules regarding expedited partner therapy.

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