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General Information

Rules are laws that are promulgated (i.e. written and adopted) by the Board of Pharmacy. The statutes passed by the Legislature are often more general in nature, establishing a broad framework for regulation. The rules promulgated by the Board are usually much more specific. In essence, rules flesh out the general directions of the Legislature. There is no set schedule that the Board has to follow when promulgating rules; the Board may decide to engage in the rule-making process at any time. Once the Board decides to engage in rule-making, it does have to follow very strict procedures that are specified in Minnesota Statutes and Rules. Those procedures involve giving various notices to the public, receiving and responding to comments, preparing certain documents and providing notifications to the Governor and to the Chairs of relevant Legislative Committees. In certain circumstances, the Board might also have to hold a rule-making hearing before an administrative law judge. One of the documents that the Board must prepare for each rule-making initiative is the Rule-making Docket. See below for links to current dockets.

Links to Relevant Rules

Rules administered by the Board of Pharmacy:

MN Rules Chapter 6800 contains the rules promulgated by the Board of Pharmacy, including Schedules of controlled substances.

Rules that may have an impact on licensees and registrants of the Board (this list may not contain all relevant rules):

MN Rules Chapter 4655 Boarding Care Homes

MN Rules Chapter 4658 Nursing Homes

MN Rules Chapter 4664 Hospice Services

MN Rules Chapter 4665 Supervised Living Facilities

MN Rules Chapter 4731 Radiation Safety (contains parts concerning radiopharmaceuticals)

MN Rules Part 5221.4070 Pharmacy (rules concerning pharmacy services for workers compensation cases)

MN Rules Part 9505.0340 Pharmacy Services (rules concerning pharmacy services provided for Minnesota Health Care Programs, including Medicaid)

Rules that apply to the operations of the Board:

MN Rules Chapter 1400 Government Administrative Procedures

Rule-Making Docket

Order Adopting Work Condition Rules

Notice of Adoption of Work Condition Rules

Administrative Law Judge Order on Review of Rules

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy General Rulemaking Docket

2016 Work Conditions Rulemaking Docket

Proposed Work Conditions Rule: Statement of Need and Reasonableness

Proposed Work Conditions Rule: Revisor's Draft

Notice of Hearing (Work Condition Rule Revised)

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