Wyoming Pharmacy Laws

The official versions of the Wyoming Pharmacy Act and the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act may be viewed on the State of Wyoming Legislative Service Office web page at http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LSOWEB/wyStatutes.aspx.

  • The Wyoming Pharmacy Act can be found under Title 33 - Professions and Occupations, Chapter 24 - Pharmacy.

  • The Wyoming Controlled Substances Act can be found under Title 35 - Public Health and Safety, Chapter 7 - Food and Drugs, Article 10 - Controlled Substances.

The links below can be used to access the official versions of the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy's Rules and Regulations. They will redirect to the Wyoming Secretary of State's website. The heading will link to all of the rules and regulations under their respective acts or individual chapters may be selected.


The Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy proposes to amend Chapters 2, 20, & 21 of the Wyoming Pharmacy Act Rules and Regulations in order to modernize, reorganize and simplify the chapter by removing obsolete and/or commonly understood terms and definitions; simplify and separate the requirements of a pharmacist in charge from a pharmacy license holder; simplify the requirements for non-controlled substance prescriptions, including refill authorizations, labeling requirements, and prescription transfers. Rules for shared pharmacy services are being modernized and simplified. The Board proposes to repeal chapter 20 because its proposed revisions modernize and simplify the requirements for collaborative practice and bring those simplified requirements back into chapter 2. The Board proposes to create a new chapter, chapter 21: Fees to make it easier to find the fees that the Board charges.


Chapter 2: General Practice of Pharmacy Regulations

  • The chapter is being modernized, reorganized, and simplified.

  • Obsolete and/or commonly understood terms/definitions are being removed.

  • Requirements for the pharmacist in charge are being simplified and modernized and separated from requirements for the pharmacy license holder.

  • Requirements for prescriptions, including refill authorizations and labeling requirements, and transferring prescriptions are being simplified and modernized.

  • Rules for shared pharmacy services are being modernized and simplified.


Chapter 20: Collaborative Practice Regulations

  • The rules on collaborative practice are being modernized and simplified.

  • The simplified and modernized rules are brought back into Chapter 2 because the Board believes collaborative practice to be an aspect of the general practice of pharmacy.

  • Chapter 20 is repealed.


Chapter 21: Fees

  • A new chapter is being created to make it easier to find the fees that the Board charges.


The Board also proposes to amend Chapters 8 and 10 of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act Rules and Regulations in order to modernize and simplify rules for reporting into and using the prescription drug monitoring program now that the Board has transitioned to the new Wyoming PMP AWARxE platform and to update the requirements for transferring controlled substance prescriptions pursuant the revisions being done to the Wyoming Pharmacy Act Rules Chapter 2.


Chapter 8: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

  • The rules for reporting into and using the prescription drug monitoring program are being modernized and simplified now that the Board has transitioned to the new Wyoming PMP AWARxE platform.

Chapter 10: Issuing and Dispensing Prescriptions for Controlled Substances

  • Requirements for transferring prescriptions for controlled substances are being updated due to the revisions being done to Chapter 2: General Practice of Pharmacy Regulations.

As required by Wyoming Statute § 16-3-103(a)(i)(G), these rules meet minimum substantive state statutory requirements. Requests for copies of the proposed amendments may be addressed to the Board executive director at 1712 Carey Avenue, Suite 200, Cheyenne, WY 82002. The proposed amended rules and new chapters are posted on the Wyoming Secretary of State's website.


Comments may be submitted to the Board by mail using the address above or to bop@wyo.gov on or before March 11, 2023, at 5 M MST.