Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/07/2003 03:38 PM L&C

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HB 270 - PHARMACIST LICENSING                                                                                                 
Number 1067                                                                                                                     
CHAIR ANDERSON  announced that the  next order of  business would                                                               
be  HOUSE BILL  NO. 270,  "An Act  relating to  the licensure  of                                                               
pharmacists; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
Number 1085                                                                                                                     
ROBIN PHILLIPS,  Staff to Representative Nancy  Dahlstrom, Alaska                                                               
State Legislature, noted, on  behalf of Representative Dahlstrom,                                                               
sponsor, that members should now  have in their packets copies of                                                               
the statutes pertaining to the  appeal process for applicants and                                                               
licensees who've  been denied a  license or who've had  a license                                                               
revoked.   She noted that  this process  is set in  statute under                                                               
the  Administrative  Procedure  Act  (APA).   In  response  to  a                                                               
question regarding whether HB 270 is even necessary, she said:                                                                  
     This bill was brought to  us by the Board [of Pharmacy]                                                                    
     and  by their  legal folks  that had  come up  with the                                                                    
     language.   I  believe ...  its just  [to] clarify  any                                                                    
     situation  that may  arise,  so that  they  can deny  a                                                                    
     license  rather  than  having to  take  it  back  after                                                                    
     they've given the license.                                                                                                 
Number 1197                                                                                                                     
BARRY CHRISTENSEN,  R.Ph., Legislative Chair,  Alaska Pharmacists                                                               
Association (AkPhA), said  simply that the AkPhA  supports HB 270                                                               
because  of  the  need  to  ensure  that  those  applying  for  a                                                               
pharmacist license are good, qualified applicants.                                                                              
CHAIR ANDERSON,  after ascertaining  that no  one else  wished to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony on HB 270.                                                                                     
Number 1235                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG moved  to report HB 270  out of committee                                                               
with individual recommendations and  the accompanying zero fiscal                                                               
note.   There being no  objection, HB  270 was reported  from the                                                               
House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                                    

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