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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Newsletter

 


 

January 2014
South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy
3701 West 49th Street - Suite 204, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
 

NEW REGISTERED PHARMACISTS 

     The following candidates recently met licensure requirements and were registered as pharmacists in South Dakota:  Evanne Adam; Kory Hunter; Kristen Tate; Rhonda Wine; Joel Engle; Guobin Jiange; Mary Judith Moore; Brittany Crawford; Wasihun Nicodimos; Amena Khan; Garret Poulos; Shannon Steele; Suzette Collison; Katie Smith; James Mennen; Sarah Knippling; John Lane; Nicole Schauer; Victoria Benjamin; Mark Flanary.     

BOARD STAFF NEWS

     Ronald D. Johnson, R.Ph. Inspector, and most recent employee to the board staff, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 25th. Ron began his employment with the board staff on September 24th.  Ron’s primary responsibilities were to administer inspections that cover the Northeast part of the state. Ron came to the board with 30 years of pharmacy experience including both retail and hospital pharmacy. Prior to joining the board staff, Ron had retired as the Pharmacy Director of Queen of Peace Hospital and Campus Pharmacy located in Mitchell, SD. Ron’s was an excellent addition to the Board and staff, and his presence will truly be missed.

TECHNICIAN REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

As a reminder, technician national certification will become mandatory on July 1st, 2014 for any technician newly registered with the board after July 1st 2011 and has not achieved national certification. Technicians registered with the board prior to July 1st 2011may continue to renew their registrations provided that pharmacy technician maintains technician registration or national certification on an uninterrupted basis. Any technician newly registered with the board after July 1st 2014 will be registered as a technician –in-training and will have a maximum of 2 years to achieve national certification.

National certification does not supplant the need for a licensed pharmacist to exercise control over the performance of a delegated function nor does national certification exempt the pharmacy technician from annual registration by the board.

HIPAA CHANGES

     The Department of Health and Human Serves (HHS) has delivered changes to HIPAA requirements with effective dates of September 23, 2013. Some of the changes your pharmacies will need to comply with are:

  • Customized Polices and Procedure update for the Omnibus Rules

  • Updates Notice of Privacy Practice (NOPP)

  • New Business Associate Agreements (BAA)

  • Risk Analysis and Management

  • Disaster Recovery Plan (in the case of the breach of PHI)

  • Employee Training

  • Notification of Breaches.

HHS has completed pilot inspections and has begun hiring additional inspectors. Upon inspection, even minor violations can cost the pharmacies $100 per occurrence. More severe violations can reach 50K. For more information, visit the HHS website at www.hhs.gov       

   

PHARMACY TRIVIA

     Did you know there are?

  • 289 pharmacies located in South Dakota

    • 241 full time, and

    • 48 part time

  • 543 Non-Resident pharmacies licensed in South Dakota

  • 1876 Pharmacists licensed in South Dakota

    • 1106 with SD addresses

      • Avg. age of SD Pharmacist = 44 y/o

    • 770 with addresses other than SD

  • 1533 pharmacy technicians currently registered in South Dakota

  • 1097 Wholesalers licensed in South Dakota

    • 49 located in SD

    • 1048 located outside of SD

  • Overall population of South Dakota is approximately 815,000 (non-pharmacy trivia)

PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM (PDMP) UPDATE

     The PDMP staff began sending out Education Letters (unsolicited reports) to practitioners and pharmacists in October and will be sending them quarterly in January, April, July and October in 2014.  The SDPDMP Advisory Council set a threshold which necessitates the Letters be sent to all prescribers and pharmacies used when a patient sees 6 or more prescribers and uses 6 or more pharmacies in a 90 day period of time.   We sent letters to 44 pharmacies and 111 prescribers.  The responses to these letters have been positive for the most part.  One of the items that became clear during the process is that pharmacies occasionally choose the incorrect physician when there are like names.  Please ensure the correct physician is reflected in your prescription database.  Continue to diligently use the PDMP and keep up the great work identifying diversion issues!

 

BOARD MEETING DATES

              Please check our website for the time, location and agenda for future Board meetings.

             

BOARD OF PHARMACY STAFF DIRECTORY

 

Office Phone    605-362-2737 FAX    605-362-2738
Randy Jones, Executive Director randy.jones@state.sd.us
Kari Shanard-Koenders, PDMP Director kari.shanard-koenders@state.sd.us
Gary Karel, Pharmacy Inspector     gary.karel@state.sd.us
Paula Stotz, Pharmacy Inspector     paula.stotz@state.sd.us
Rita Schulz, Sr. Secretary    rita.schulz@state.sd.us
Melanie Houg, Secretary       melanie.houg@state.sd.us
Jony Bruns, PDMP Assistant jony.bruns@state.sd.us 
Board of  Pharmacy Website  www.pharmacy.sd.gov