South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy
4305 S Louise Ave, Suite 104, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
The next board meeting is scheduled for December 11 in Sioux Falls.
Board meetings are open to the public. Pharmacists are encouraged to attend. The specific location and agenda for the meeting will be posted on our website approximately 30 days before the meeting. Minutes of past meetings are available on the website.
August 17, 2009, was the effective date for several changes in the Administrative Rules. Every pharmacist should review these rules to make sure that you understand and comply with them.
20:51:01 Registration by Examination
20:51:02 Internship Requirements
20:51:04 Registration by Reciprocity
20:51:29 Registered Pharmacy Technicians
The Board continues to work on changes and additions to other sections of the rules in order to maintain or enhance pharmacy practice regulations that protect the health and welfare of South Dakota consumers. Please call the Board office or speak with one of the inspectors if you have any questions or suggestions about administrative rules.
New pharmacy licenses were recently issued to Kristin Goehring, Goehring: ; Jennifer Drexler, Cigna Tel-Drug, Sioux Falls; and Robert Lubke, Lewis Drug, Inc., dba Lewis Drug #13, Tea. Marla Hayes, The Remedy Shoppe LLC, Presho; James Stephens, Vilas Pharmacy, Eagle Butte; and Christina Kinney, Target Pharmacy, Sioux Falls.
NEW REGISTERED PHARMACISTS
The following candidates recently met licensure requirements and were registered as pharmacists in South Dakota: Billie Jo Bartel, Jennifer Bergan, Kathryn Bremmon, Jason Caviness, Eric Christianson, Dana Culver, Ashley Dendinger, Amanda Denn, Jonathan Fliehs, William Freiberg, Ashley Hagen, Ashley Hansen, William Hayes, Laura Haynes, Kyle Hendry, Nicole Hepper, Tiffany Jastorff Gillies, Ashley Johnson, Derek Johnson, Elizabeth Kasten, Matthew Klein, Barry Krusemark, Robin Lockhorst, Ashley Mutschelknaus, Gloriz Nelson, Abby Peterson, Kathryn Precht, Leslie Reiner, Katherine Rochleau, Gregory Sarchet, Martha Schmidt, Krista Schmit, Lynnette Seyer, Elizabeth Sinclair, Susan Stich, Laura Stoebner, Devin Van Briesen, Raelle Van Maanen, Brittney Vander Pol, Melinda Vander Vorst, Laura Viereck, and Rebel Williams.
The following candidates recently met licensure requirements and were registered as pharmacists in South Dakota: Danica Andela, Thomas Babb, Kelley Barber, Craig Beers, Lori Braaten, Jordon Breuer, Lindsey Brown, Shannon Cameron, Anne Chmura, Scott Crouse, Deanna Daum, Kristin Dvorak, Sara Fowler, Andrea Fuhrer, Tanya Gruntmeir, Rhonda Hammerquist, Gretchen Hinders, Sara Hoffman-Hicks, Nicole Musfelt, Daniel Peterson, Bradley Saathoff, Emily Sass, Melissa Schulte, Sandya Suri, Matthew Toennies, Trae Turner, Deanna Visser, John Walz, and Nicole Welch.
TECHNICIAN REGISTRATION RENEWALS
Renewal forms and a list of registered technicians were mailed to each South Dakota pharmacy in early September. The pharmacist-in-charge is responsible for seeing that each renewal form is properly completed and signed before sending to the Board office.
A technician who has never registered with the Board must complete the registration process within 30 days of hire. Both the initial registration form and renewal form are located at the board web site www.pharmacy.sd.gov. We encourage you to call or email our office with any questions about the initial registration or renewal process.
During the past year we have seen a significant increase in burglaries and armed robberies in pharmacies. Please take time to discuss safety and security procedures with your staff. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and your local Law Enforcement can offer good advice on how to make your pharmacy more secure. Post these phone numbers in your pharmacy:
DCI Office in Pierre – 605-773-3331
Special Agent Phil Toft – East River Division – 605-367-5342
Special Agent John Wenande – West River Division – 605-394-2258 ext 116
Special Agent Jason Piercy – Canton – 605-764-6606
The Board appreciates the efforts of each pharmacist who accepts the responsibility of mentoring pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians in training. The hours these students spend in the pharmacy working with you are a very important part of their education. Please make sure you assist your students with their requirements for documenting the experience and reporting the hours to the Colleges of Pharmacy, the Pharmacy Technician educational programs or to the Board of Pharmacy. Additional information (including forms) is available on our website.
CHANGE IN PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE (ARSD 20:51:06:06 Transfer of Pharmacy Registration)
The transfer of responsibility for active management of the pharmacy requires an application be filed with the Secretary of the Board. There is no fee for this transfer if the application is received no less than 10 days before the transfer. A fee of $200 is required when the application for a transfer is made at a later date.
SOUTH DAKOTA HEALTH PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Chemical addiction is a career threatening issue for individuals working in pharmacies. Please call the South Dakota Health Professionals Assistance Program (PHAP) to discuss your concerns anonymously. HPAP assists impaired pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to get the help they need without necessarily jeopardizing their license or registration. Call Char Skovlund or Maria Enning at 605-322-4048.
SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
The South Dakota Board of Pharmacy Newsletter has been designated as an official method of notification to pharmacists licensed by the South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy. Please read all Newsletters and keep them for future reference. The Newsletters will be used in hearings as proof of notification. Please contact the Board office at 605-362-2737 if you have questions about any article in the Newsletter. Past Newsletters are also available on the Board’s Website.
BOARD OF PHARMACY STAFF DIRECTORY
|Office Phone 605-362-2737||FAX 605-362-2738|
|Ron Huether, Executive Secretaryemail@example.com|
|Rene Hixon, Senior Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kim Kocmick-Burden, Secretaryemail@example.com|
|Earl McKinstry, Pharmacy Inspectorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Randy Jones, Pharmacy Inspectoremail@example.com|
|Board of Pharmacy Website||www.pharmacy.sd.gov|