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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 036 : PHARMACY

Subchapter 004 : DISCIPLINE

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 2053)
  • § 2053. Unprofessional conduct; discipline

    (a) It shall be unprofessional conduct for a licensee to:

    (1) introduce or enforce policies and procedures related to the provision of pharmacy services in a manner that results in deviation from safe practice;

    (2) unreasonably prevent or restrict a patient's timely access to patient records or essential pharmacy services;

    (3) fail to identify and resolve conditions that interfere with a pharmacist's ability to practice with competency and safety or create an environment that jeopardizes patient care, including by failing to provide mandated rest periods; and

    (4) repeatedly, habitually, or knowingly fail to provide resources appropriate for a pharmacist of reasonable diligence to safely complete professional duties and responsibilities, including:

    (A) drug utilization review;

    (B) immunization;

    (C) counseling;

    (D) verification of the accuracy of a prescription; and

    (E) all other duties and responsibilities of a pharmacist under State and federal laws and regulations.

    (b) Drug outlets under common ownership and control constitute a chain. Discipline against any one drug outlet in a chain may be imposed against all drug outlets in a chain, provided the State alleges in a specification of charges and the Board subsequently finds:

    (1) unprofessional conduct has occurred at one or more drug outlets;

    (2) the unprofessional conduct is attributable to pharmacy or pharmacy business-related policies, procedures, systems, or practices of the chain whether or not those practices manifested in unprofessional conduct at each individual location; and

    (3) imposition of disciplinary sanctions or conditions against all drug outlets in the chain is appropriate to protect the public. (Added 2021, No. 69, § 5.)