1997 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Welfare
By: Representative Howell
House Bill 587
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 73-21-91, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY TO ADD A SURCHARGE TO LICENSE RENEWAL FEES TO FUND A PROGRAM TO AID IMPAIRED PHARMACISTS OR PHARMACY STUDENTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 73-21-91, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-21-91. (1) Every pharmacist shall renew his license biennially. To renew his license, a pharmacist shall:
(a) Submit an application for renewal on the form prescribed by the board;
(b) Submit satisfactory evidence of the completion in the last licensure period of such continuing education units as shall be required by the board, but in no case less than two (2) continuing education units in the last licensure period;
(c) Pay such renewal fees as required by the board, not to exceed Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for each biennial licensing period, provided that the board may add a surcharge of not more than Five Dollars ($5.00) to a license renewal fee to fund a program to aid impaired pharmacists or pharmacy students. Any pharmacist license renewal received postmarked after December 31 of the renewal period will be returned and a Fifty Dollar ($50.00) late renewal fee will be assessed prior to renewal.
(2) Any pharmacist who has defaulted in license renewal may be reinstated within two (2) years upon payment of renewal fees in arrears and presentation of evidence of the required continuing education. Any pharmacist defaulting in license renewal for a period in excess of two (2) years shall be required to successfully complete the examination given by the board pursuant to Section 73-21-85 before being eligible for reinstatement as a pharmacist in Mississippi, or shall be required to appear before the board to be examined for his competence and knowledge of the practice of pharmacy, and may be required to submit evidence of continuing education. If such person is found fit by the board to practice pharmacy in this state, the board may reinstate his license to practice pharmacy upon payment of all renewal fees in arrears.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.