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.
November 25, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy's December meeting will be conducted via teleconference only. No physical location will be available. A copy of the agenda is available here. Participants may join the meeting with the following Google Meeting ID: meet.google.com/xte-zusg-soy or by calling 1 929-367-8111, PIN: 760 328 176#
November 19, 2020
The Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy will hold a special meeting on Monday, November 23, 2020, at 7:00 am to consider an emergency rule adding vaccines for COVID-19 to the Wyoming Pharmacy Act Rules Chapter 16: Immunization Regulations. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, this meeting will be conducted via teleconference only. No physical location will be available. Participants may join the meeting with the following Google Meeting ID: meet.google.com/hoy-jidq-yok or by calling 1 470-210-0324, PIN: 592 681 637#
November 17, 2020
Online renewal payments are processing. Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians may renew their licenses online for 2021.
November 13, 2020
The Board wishes David a Happy Retirement
David Wills retired from his position as Data Management Specialist on November 13, 2020. He joined the Board staff in October 2008 and helped manage Wyoming’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program the Wyoming Online Prescription (WORx) database. The WORx database was authorized and established by the Wyoming Legislature in 2003, with the first reports becoming available in 2004. David has helped to develop and shepherd the program during his time with the Board and was instrumental in helping to transition the program online, with a pilot program testing online access in 2009 and full 24/7 being finalized in 2013. Dave has developed good working relationships with Wyoming’s practitioners, pharmacists, interns, members of law enforcement, and other state PDMP coordinators. Recently Dave has worked on connecting the database with other states’ PDMP’s. Currently, the WORx database is connected and sharing data with 21 states. Unfortunately, because of COVID, the office could not hold an open house for him. Well wishes can be sent to the Board office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward them to Dave.
The Board wishes him a long and happy retirement!
November 9, 2020
The Board office is open and operational. No changes to services, processing of applications, renewals, or license/registration timelines are anticipated at this time.
Based on current recommendations, some of the Board staff will be working remotely. If you need to visit with a member of the staff in person, we strongly encourage making an appointment by calling the Board office at 307-634-9636 or emailing email@example.com.
On August 19, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to childhood vaccines. On October 21, 2020 HHS, through the Assistant Secretary for Health, issued another guidance under the PREP Act authorizing qualified pharmacy technicians and State-authorized pharmacy interns to administer childhood vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines when made available, and COVID-19 tests, all subject to several requirements.
While Wyoming's state statutes and the Board’s rules and regulations have not changed, the PREP Act declarations give pharmacists, interns, and technicians the freedom to participate if they choose to do so without fear of disciplinary action.
The Board of Pharmacy has received multiple inquiries regarding COVID-19 and the impact on the practice of pharmacy in Wyoming. The Board continues to engage with State partners to monitor the situation.
The Board will continue to update this document with new information.
Rules revisions Signed by Governor Gordon
The changes to the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act Rules and Regulations were approved and signed by Governor Gordon on September 16, 2020. Chapter 6 was repealed and Chapter 10 was created to simplify, modernize, and reorganize the information that was previously in Chapter 6. The new Chapter 10 also provides exemptions to the requirement that all controlled substances be electronically prescribed under Wyoming Statute § 35-7-1030. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The emergency rules are posted on the Wyoming Secretary of State website at http://rules.wyo.gov.
1712 Carey Ave. Ste 200 Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-634-9636 Fax: 307-634-6335