Mission Statement

The mission of the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy is to promote and protect the health and safety of the public by regulating the practice of pharmacy.

Recent Announcements

The Board will be meeting September 9-10 in Cheyenne at the Wyoming State Capitol, located at 200 W 24th St, in Public Meeting Room 5.

Based on current health orders, the room is set up to maintain 6 feet of distance per chair and the room can only seat 13 people in the audience. Attendees are encouraged to wear face masks and to observe social distancing. Please contact the Board office in advance if you wish to attend in person. Virtual participation is strongly encouraged. Participants may join the meeting with the following Google Meeting ID: meet.google.com/gfk-eiaz-dzk or by calling 1 715-600-1811, PIN: ‪775 559 384#

Rules revisions Signed by Governor Gordon

The changes to the Wyoming Pharmacy Act Rules and Regulations Chapters 10 and 16 and the new Chapter 9 of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act Rules and Regulations were approved and signed by Governor Gordon on July 1, 2020. The updated chapters have been posted on the Laws section of the Board’s website. They can also be found on the Wyoming Administrative Rules website at rules.wyo.gov.

USP 797 - Sterile Compounding Update

In the March 2019 and December 2019 Newsletters, the Board provided updates on USP Compounding Standards. In those updates, the Board instructed the inspectors/compliance officers to educate sterile compounders on the 2019 revisions to USP Chapter <797> and to continue to inspect for compliance to the May 2017 version of USP Chapter <797>. The Board had set a deadline for sterile compounders to be compliant with the incorporated USP Chapter <797> on or after July 1, 2020.

Since that time, the revisions to USP General Chapter <797>, published on June 1, 2019, have been remanded. During the June 10-11, 2020 Board meeting, the Board discussed the changes and direction that should be taken on sterile compounding regulations. An emergency rule was adopted incorporating the 2008 version of USP Chapter <797> by reference, and to reform the USP task force to rewrite the Wyoming Pharmacy Act Rules Chapter 17: Sterile Compounding. The emergency rule was approved by Governor Gordon on June 25, 2020.

Requests for copies of the emergency rule or the 2008 version of USP <797> may be addressed to the Executive Director at the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy at 1712 Carey Avenue, Suite 200, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, or to bop@wyo.gov. The emergency rules are posted on the Wyoming Secretary of State website at http://rules.wyo.gov.

The Board of Pharmacy has received multiple inquiries regarding COVID-19 and the impact on the practice of pharmacy in Wyoming. At this time, the Board remains open and fully operational. No changes to services, processing applications, renewals, or license/registration timelines are anticipated at this time. Please call the office at 307-634-9636 or email bop@wyo.gov and set up an appointment if you need to come to the office. While the situation continues to change, most people will likely not experience serious illness related to COVID-19. The Board continues to engage with State partners to monitor the situation.

For more information please review the following guidance, updated 7/15/2020.

The Board will continue to update this document with new information.

1712 Carey Ave. Ste 200 Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307-634-9636 Fax: 307-634-6335

bop@wyo.gov