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54-1721.  Unlawful practice. (1) It shall be unlawful for any person or business entity to engage in the practice of pharmacy including, but not limited to, pharmaceutical care services in or into Idaho unless licensed or registered to so practice under the provisions of this chapter, except as provided herein:
(a)  Physicians, dentists, veterinarians, osteopaths or other practitioners of the healing arts who are licensed under the laws of this state may deliver and administer prescription drugs to their patients in the practice of their respective professions where specifically authorized to do so by statute of this state;
(b)  Nonresident pharmacists who are actively licensed in their state of residence may practice pharmacy into Idaho if employed by or affiliated with and practicing for an Idaho-registered nonresident drug outlet. Only the person in charge of a registered nonresident facility must be licensed or registered to practice into Idaho; and
(c)  A veterinary drug outlet, as defined in section 54-1705, Idaho Code, does not need to register with the board if the outlet does not dispense for outpatient use any controlled substances listed in chapter 27, title 37, Idaho Code, euthanasia drugs, tranquilizer drugs, neuromuscular paralyzing drugs or general anesthesia drugs.
(2)  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section and any statute or rule to the contrary, persons who hold a valid and current license to practice practical or professional nursing in this state pursuant to sections 54-1407, 54-1408 and 54-1418, Idaho Code, and who are employed by one (1) of the public health districts established under section 39-408, Idaho Code, shall be permitted to engage in the labeling and delivery of refills of the following prepackaged items when such items have been prescribed to a patient by a licensed physician, licensed physician’s assistant or licensed advanced practice nurse:
(a)  Prenatal vitamins;
(b)  Contraceptive drugs approved by the United States food and drug administration;
(c)  Antiviral drugs approved by the United States centers for disease control and prevention for treatment of sexually transmitted infection; and
(d)  Drugs approved by the United States centers for disease control and prevention for treatment of active and latent tuberculosis.
(3)  It shall be unlawful for any person, not legally licensed or registered as a pharmacist, to take, use or exhibit the title of pharmacist or the title of druggist or apothecary, or any other title or description of like import.
(4)  Any person who shall be found to have unlawfully engaged in the practice of pharmacy shall be subject to a fine not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) for each offense. Each such violation of this chapter or the rules promulgated hereunder pertaining to unlawfully engaging in the practice of pharmacy shall also constitute a misdemeanor punishable upon conviction as provided in the criminal code of this state.

[54-1721, added 1979, ch. 131, sec. 3, p. 415; am. 2010, ch. 346, sec. 1, p. 904; am. 2013, ch. 28, sec. 7, p. 59; am. 2018, ch. 37, sec. 4, p. 84.]

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