(a) There shall exist and be maintained within this state a board of pharmacy. The board shall consist of seven (7) members, one (1) of whom shall be a consumer, who shall enforce parts 2-5 of this chapter and all laws that pertain to the practice of pharmacy and shall cooperate with other state and federal governmental agencies regarding any violations of any pharmacy drug or drug-related laws. The board has all of the duties, powers, responsibilities and authority specifically granted or necessary to the enforcement of parts 2-5 of this chapter, as well as other duties, powers, responsibilities and authority that may be granted by law.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 63-10-301
- Board: means the Tennessee board of pharmacy. See Tennessee Code 63-10-204
- Drug: means any of the following:
(A) Articles recognized as drugs or drug products in any official compendium or supplement thereto. See Tennessee Code 63-10-204
- Label: means any written, printed or graphic matter on the immediate container of a drug or device. See Tennessee Code 63-10-204
- Labeling: means the process of affixing all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter:
(A) Upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers. See Tennessee Code 63-10-204
- Pharmacist: means an individual health care provider licensed by the state, pursuant to parts 4-6 of this chapter, to practice the profession of pharmacy. See Tennessee Code 63-10-204
- Pharmacy: means a location licensed by this state where drugs are compounded or dispensed under the supervision of a pharmacist, as defined in the rules of the board and where prescription orders are received or processed. See Tennessee Code 63-10-204
- Practice of pharmacy: means a patient-oriented health service profession in which pharmacists interact and consult with patients and other health care professionals to enhance patients' wellness, prevent illness, and optimize outcomes. See Tennessee Code 63-10-204
- Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
- State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
(b) The members of the board shall be entitled to a per diem of one hundred dollars ($100) for each day’s service in attending meetings of the board and other administrative functions of the board, as well as the necessary expenses for traveling and subsistence while attending the meetings and performing the other administrative functions. All reimbursement for travel expenses shall be in accordance with the comprehensive travel regulations as promulgated by the department of finance and administration and approved by the attorney general and reporter.
(c) The board of pharmacy shall publish a list of opioid drugs incorporating tamper or abuse resistance properties. Inclusion of a drug on such list shall not require that a drug bear a labeling claim with respect to reduction of tampering, abuse or abuse potential at the time of listing. The inclusion of a drug on the list shall not prohibit a pharmacist from substituting an opioid drug, brand or generic, that is otherwise eligible for interchange or substitution under title 53, chapter 10, part 2. The inclusion of a drug on the list shall require that the drug has been submitted to the United States food and drug administration with a study related to tamper or abuse resistance properties. Following the publication of the initial list by the board of pharmacy, if the United States food and drug administration approves an opioid drug that bears in its label a claim to the drug’s tamper or abuse resistance properties, such drug shall be added to the board of pharmacy list. This list shall be made available to prescribers, pharmacists, the commissioner of health, the commissioner of mental health and substances abuse services and the commissioner of safety.