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Supporting YOU During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Below please find resources to support your efforts to care for patients and implement infection control measures.
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Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) Emergency Temporary License/Registration Information
TSBP has issued guidance for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians seeking to qualify for emergency temporary licenses/registrations.
TSBP Rule Waivers and Emergency Procedure Regulations - 3/20/2020
TSBP issued a temporary suspension of the following rule requirements on March 20, 2020:
§291.17 – The Office of the Governor has temporarily suspended the annual inventory notarization requirement in §291.17(c)(3).
§291.33 – The Office of the Governor has temporarily suspended the requirement in §291.33(c)(1)(B)(iii) to have in-person contact for patient counseling in order to allow patient counseling to be performed by telephonic consultation.
§291.36 – The Office of the Governor has temporarily suspended the requirement in §291.36(2) to obtain to obtain an inspection within the last renewal period in order to renew a Class A-S pharmacy license.
§291.54 – The Office of the Governor has temporarily suspended the requirement in §291.54(a)(13) to obtain an inspection within the last renewal period in order to renew a Class B pharmacy license.
§291.77 – The Office of the Governor has temporarily suspended the requirement in §291.77(2) to obtain an inspection within the last renewal period in order to renew a Class C-S pharmacy license.
§291.106 – The Office of the Governor has temporarily suspended the requirement in §291.106(4) to obtain an inspection within the last renewal period in order to renew a Class E-S pharmacy license.
§291.121 – The Office of the Governor has temporarily suspended the requirement in §291.121(d)(3), (4)(C)(i) to the extent necessary to expand the pilot program for automated systems in order to allow for remote automated dispensing.
§295.15 – The Office of the Governor has temporarily suspended the requirement in §295.15(c)(2)(C) to maintain documentation of current certification in American Heart Association's Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health-Care Providers or its equivalent in order to provide immunization or vaccination under written protocol of a physician.
In addition, TSBP issued New Rule §291.30 on Medication Limitations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Center
CDC Coronavirus Information for Healthcare Professionals
CDC Coronavirus Healthcare Supply of PPE
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Current Emergencies Page
Drug Enforcement Administraiton (DEA) Diversion Control Division
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Coronavirus Desease 2019 Resources
FDA Medical Glove Conservation Strategies: Letter to Health Care Providers
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist
Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases Map National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Coronavirus Updates
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Coronavirus Disease-2019 Resources
World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Disease Outbreak Resources
Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources
TSBP Guidance for Sterile Compounding Pharmacies During COVID-19
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 Resources
HHSC COVID-19 Communication Tools
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Telemedicine Emergency Rule
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Information for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers
DSHS News Update: Texas COVID-19 Cases
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Healthcare Guidance and Resources
ASHP Assessment of Evidence for COVID-19-Related Treatments
ASHP COVID-19 Pandemic Assessment Tool for Health-System Pharmacy Departments
ASHP Drug Shortages Center
ASHP Meeting Accreditation Standards - Chapter 10: Infection Prevention and Control Checklist
ASHP Pandemic Effects on Residency FAQs
AHFS Drug Information ® - Open Access Provided by ASHP for 60 Days Effective March 16, 2020
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Policy for Temporary Compounding of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency
U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Compounding Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer During COVID-19 Pandemic
USP Response to Shortages of Garb and PPE for Sterile Compounding During COVID-19 Pandemic