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OAEN : Board-of-Pharmacy

Current Recruitments 

State Board of Pharmacy  

  • 4 year terms
  • 1 – Pharmacist who at the time of appointment practice primarily in chain store pharmacies
  • · 1 – Pharmacist who at the time of appointment practices primarily in a pharmacy that provides services to a long-term care facility   

APPOINTMENT QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications of pharmacist members. -- Each pharmacist member of the Board shall:

(1) Be skilled and competent in practicing pharmacy; and

(2) Have at least 5 years of active pharmacy practice.

For each pharmacist vacancy:

The Board shall notify all licensed pharmacists and other interested parties of record in the State of the vacancy to solicit nominations to fill the vacancy and provide information for contacting a representative of the group that submits the list of names to the Governor under paragraph (3) of this subsection; and

Except for the at-large vacancies, each association that is responsible for submitting a list of nominees to the Secretary and the Governor under this section shall:

1. Issue a nomination form upon the request of any licensed pharmacist and consider all nominations received by the association's deadline;

2. Form a committee, which recognizes diversity within the State in geographic distribution, sex, race, and age, comprised of at least five pharmacists to review nominations, interview all qualified nominees in a meeting open to the public, and select three names for each vacancy to be submitted to the Secretary and the Governor; and

3. In the event that fewer than three qualified nominees are submitted to the association, select any additional names that are needed to complete the list required to be submitted to the Secretary and the Governor under this section.

The Governor shall appoint the chain store pharmacist members, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by the Maryland Association of Chain Drug Stores.

The Governor shall appoint the independent pharmacist members, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by the Maryland Pharmacists Association and the Maryland Pharmaceutical Society.
The Governor shall appoint the acute-care hospital pharmacist members, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

The Governor shall appoint the long-term care facility pharmacist member, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

The Governor shall appoint the home infusion/home care pharmacist member, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

The Governor shall appoint the at-large pharmacist members, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of all names submitted to the Maryland Pharmacists Association, and then forwarded to the Secretary and the Governor.

Except for the at-large vacancies, the number of names on each list submitted to the Secretary and the Governor under this paragraph shall be three times the number of vacancies.

TIME COMMITMENT INFORMATION  

MEMBERSHIP COMPOSITION:

TOTAL NUMBER: 12  

PROFESSIONAL: 2 Chain Pharmacy Reps. CONSUMER: 2

2 Independent Rep.

2 Acute- Care Hospital Pharmacy

1 Long-term Care Pharmacy Rep.

1 Home Infusion/ Home Care Pharmacists

2 At- Large Pharmacists 

Staff members: 22

Units: Administration and Public Support, Licensing, Compliance, Legislative/Regulatory, Management Information Systems 

FREQUENCY OF MONTHLY MEETINGS:   

REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS: ​ ​

DAY: ​3rd Wednesday of each month (Public in A.M. & Executive in P.M.)
​TIME: ​9:00 a.m.
​PLACE: ​4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
​FREQUENCY: ​Once per Month

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: 

Practice - 1 Time a month Disciplinary - 1 – 2 Times a month

Licensing - 1 Time a month Long–Term Care - 1 Time a month

Public Relations – 1 Time a month Legislation – As required

Emergency Preparedness – 1 Time per month

TIME COMMITMENT:

Public & Executive Meetings- up to 8 hours total

Other Committee Meetings- 2 –4 hours

FUNCTION OF BOARD/COMMISSION: (Brief Description)

To protect consumes and promote quality pharmacy health care through licensing pharmacists, registering pharmacy technicians, and issuing permits to pharmacies and pharmacy distributors. Setting standards through regulations and legislation , educating consumers and investigation and resolving complaints. 

COMPENSATION 

$150.00 a Day (minim of 2 hours approved activity - $200.00 per day for members that travel more than 300 miles roundtrip)