State Board of Pharmacy
The purpose of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy is to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by and through the effective regulation of the many aspects of the drug delivery system.
The agency licenses and regulates not only pharmacists and pharmacies, but also the distribution system where there is sale, delivery, or distribution of prescription drugs, medical gases, durable medical equipment, and legend devices.
To accomplish the mission the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy must test the pharmacists; license, regulate, and discipline all licensees; and act as an expert in the dissemination of information regarding the laws and regulations which govern the practice of pharmacy and its related fields.
The Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy provides many services to the public, other state agencies, and the pharmacists. Some of the services provided by the agency include:
Information source for the public
Resolve complaints from the public against licensees
Serve as a source of information for all pharmacists
Test new pharmacists
Provide an avenue for licensure transfer from other states
Discipline pharmacists and other licensees
Share information with other agencies to improve health care
Promulgate regulation to address new areas of public concern
License and regulation of:
In State Retail Pharmacies
Out of State Retail Pharmacies
Wholesale Distributors of Legend and Controlled Substances
Wholesale Distributors of Home Medical Equipment, Legend Devices, and Medical Gases
Wholesale Distributors of List I Chemicals
State Supported/Charity Clinics
Inspect Retail Pharmacies, in-state Wholesale Distributors of Controlled Substances and/or Legend Drugs, and Distributors of Home Medical Equipment, legend Devices, and/or Medical Gases