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N.J.S.A. 45:14–40. Short Title

  • a) This act shall be known and may be cited as the “New Jersey Pharmacy Practice Act.”

  • b) The practice of pharmacy in this State is declared a health care professional practice affecting the public health, safety, and welfare and is subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the practice of pharmacy merits and receives the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to engage in the practice of pharmacy in this State. This act shall be liberally construed to carry out these objectives and purposes.

  • c) It is the purpose of this act to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy, the licensure of pharmacists and the permitting, control, and regulation of all pharmacy practice sites in this State that engage in the practice of pharmacy.

N.J.S.A. 45:14-43 Board Membership

Board consists of 11 members, all citizens and all appointed by the Governor:

  • 2 Public members

  • 1 State Executive Department Member

  • 8 Pharmacists—At least one pharmacist employed by a chain drug retailer who owns or operates at least 7 pharmacy practice sites, one who is employed by a health care system and one who owns a pharmacy practice site in this State.

Pharmacists must be able and skilled registered pharmacists in New Jersey:

  • Registered in N.J.≥ 5 years

  • Actively engaged in pharmacy

  • Must continue in pharmacy

N.J.S.A. 45:14–47. Rules and Regulations

The Board shall make, adopt, amend, and repeal those rules and regulations necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of this act. Those rules and regulations shall be promulgated in accordance with the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c. 410 (C.52:14B–1 et seq.). Rules pertaining to collaborative drug therapy management and administration of drugs by pharmacists shall be jointly promulgated by the Board and the State Board of Medical Examiners.

N.J.S.A. 45:14–49. Application of Act

  • a) Except as otherwise provided in this act, it shall be unlawful for any individual to engage in the practice of pharmacy unless currently licensed to practice under the provisions of this act.

  • b) The provisions of this act shall not apply to the sale of any drug by a manufacturer or wholesaler or pharmacy to each other or to a physician, dentist, veterinarian, or other person licensed to prescribe such drugs in their professional practice.

  • c) Practitioners authorized under the laws of this State to compound drugs and to dispense drugs directly to their patients in the practice of their respective professions shall meet the standards established by their respective ...

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