STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Oklahoma by regulating and enforcing the laws regarding the practice of pharmacy and the manufacturing, sales, distribution and storage of drugs, medicines, chemicals, and poisons.

THE BOARD

The Board of Pharmacy consists of six members, five pharmacists appointed by the Governor from a list of names submitted by the Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association and one public (lay) member. The Governor's appointments are made with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members serve for a period of five years for the pharmacist members and co-terminous with the Governor for the public (lay) member.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

The Board is responsible for the licensing and renewal of pharmacists, interns and technicians. The Board reviews and approves continuing education programs that pharmacists are required to complete in order to renew their license. The Board is also responsible for the licensing and renewal of retail pharmacies, non-resident pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, charitable pharmacies, wholesalers, packagers, medical gas suppliers, medical gas distributors and manufacturers that do business in the state of Oklahoma. The Board maintains approximately 9,900 registrant records.

The Board has the power and the duty to inspect all places handling drugs, medicines, chemicals or poisons. There are approximately 1,700 licensed outlets in the state which are inspected by the Board twice a year. The Board inspects all hospital drug rooms in the State to determine the method by which they dispense drugs and to assure that proper security is maintained. A report on hospital drug rooms, listing violations, is made by the Board and provided to the State Health Department.

The Board investigates complaints concerning pharmacists, technicians and interns as well as pharmacies, medical gas distributors, medical gas suppliers, packagers, manufacturers and wholesalers. The Board is charged with the enforcement of federal and state controlled dangerous substance and prescription drug laws. The Board conducts hearings on all types of registrants and has the authority to reprimand, fine, suspend or revoke licenses or permits.

STATUTORY REFERENCES

Statutory Reference: Title 59, Section 353 et seq, of the Oklahoma Statutes.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA / SERVICES PROVIDED

                                          FY-93     FY-94     FY-95
Criteria/Service:                         Actual    Actual    Budgeted
Pharmacist Initial Registration:
   Exam Fees (NABPLEX)                       80        78          79
   Reciprocity                               37        60          50
   Score Transfer                            20        24          23
Annual Licenses, Permits, and Renewals:  Pharmacy technicians
   Pharmacists Renewal                    3,875     3,942       4,000
   Technician Permit                          0     1,002       1,000
   Hospital Pharmacies                       85        95          95
   Charitable Pharmacies                      0         2           3
   Non-resident Pharmacies                  N/A       N/A          50
   Manufacturers Permit                     106       109         110
   Medical Gas Suppliers                    N/A        92          93
   Medical Gas Distributors                 N/A        64          65
   Packagers Permit                          32         8          10
   Wholesalers Permit                       369       313         320
Practical Experience Licenses/Certificates:
   Intern License                           219       215         220
   Preceptor Certificate                    117       153         150
   Preceptor 3-yr Renewal                     0     1,151           0
   Training Area Certificate                 36        71          70
   Training Area 3-Yr Renewal                 0       488           0
Public Access, Open Records:
   Facilities Comp Address List               0         1           1
   Pharmacy Comp Address List                 7        10           8
   Pharmacist Comp Address List               4         2           3
   Notices of Rulemaking                      9         9           9
   Photo Copies                              11       663         628
Miscellaneous:
   Certification of Grades                   55        59          60
   Duplicate Certificates                     9         9           9
   Pharmacy Lawbook                         176       611         252
   Reinstatement Fees                         8        20          20
   Initial Inspections                      122       166         130
Fines:                                       10        17          15
Duplicate Lost/Destroyed License             20        32          24
Late Fee, 2 X Renewal/License/Permit        176       108         110
Inspections:
   Retail                                 1,567     1,891       1,950
   Hospital                                 N/A       247         240
   Charitable                               N/A         4           8
   Drug room                                166        38          45
   Medical Gas Suppliers                    N/A        13          45
   Medical Gas Distributors                 N/A         8          45
   Wholesale                                107       322         325
   Packagers                                  8        10          10
   Manufacturers                              1         2           2
   New or change of licensure               125       155         165
Violations:
   Investigations                           142       159         165
   Corrections (formerly violations,     
   mostly minor)                            315       804         850 
Warning notices                             N/A        10          25
   Prosecutions                              25        16          15
   State, fed., or other charges filed        4         2          10
Contacts/Questions:
   Government                               N/A       403         450
   Public                                   N/A       882         950
   Professional                             N/A     1,960       2,000
Miscellaneous:
   Government Assists                       N/A        31          35
   Audits (formerly fed/state audits)         3         5          10
   Drug Destructions and Seizures            45        42          50

* Most drugs are now destroyed by OSBI as authorized by Title 63 O.S. Section 2-315.  The majority of the
destructions or seizures by this agency occur when non-licensed persons (family of a deceased pharmacist/owner,
landlord, etc.) come into possession of dangerous and controlled drugs. 

Physicians or Clinic samples are seized and destroyed when found being illegally dispensed in a pharmacy.   This
accounts for a small percent of the seizures and destructions.  Outdated drugs are sometimes surrendered for
destruction.

EXPENDITURES BY FUND

                                          FY-93     FY-94     FY-95
Type of Fund                              Actual    Actual    Budgeted

State Appropriated Funds:                     $0        $0          $0
State Continuing/Revolving Funds:
   200 Revolving Funds                   381,734   413,733     568,348
Federal Funds:                                 0         0           0
Total Expenditures by Fund:             $381,734  $413,733    $568,348

EXPENDITURES BY OBJECT

                                          FY-93     FY-94     FY-95
Object of Expenditure                     Actual    Actual    Budgeted

Salaries and Benefits                   $277,272  $276,021    $289,477
Professional Services                      6,677     7,880      16,144
Travel                                    37,733    26,818      98,777
Lease-Purchase Expenditures                    0         0           0
Equipment                                    249    24,705      93,000
Rent                                      19,331    19,349      22,000
Other-Inter-Agcy Admin Exp                28,782    32,079      12,600
Other Operating Expenses                  11,690    26,881      36,350
Total Expenditures by Object            $381,734  $413,733    $568,348

EXPENDITURES BY BUDGET ACTIVITY / SUB-ACTIVITY

                                         FY-93      FY-94     FY-95
Activity No. and Name                    Actual     Actual    Budgeted
  
10 General Operations                  $376,541   $400,646    $501,268
88 Data Processing                        5,193     13,087      67,080
Total Expenditures by Activity         $381,734   $413,733    $568,348

FULL-TIME-EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES (FTE) and VEHICLES

                                         FY-93      FY-94     FY-95
Activity No. and Name                    Actual     Actual    Budgeted

10 General Operations                       8.0        8.0        10.0
Total FTE                                   8.0        8.0        10.0

Number of Vehicles                            4          4           4

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE/REVIEW

The Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy was created at Statehood by the merging of Oklahoma and Indian Territory Boards of Pharmacy. The Board had minimal regulatory responsibility until the early 1960's. Pharmacy became a highly regulated profession in the 1960's due to the emerging problems of drug addiction and the passage of a new Pharmacy Practice Act. As drugs became more varied, sophisticated and potent, the responsibility of maintaining control of drugs became more important. As federal and state laws become more stringent, the Board has become more involved in enforcement.

The Board is self-sustaining through licensing, registration and other fees collected. Ten percent of the total revenue received by the Board is transferred to the General Revenue Fund, as required by law.