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State and Federal Pharmacy Laws & Rules


May 27, 2020 Rulemaking Hearing

​At the Board's April 15, 2020 meeting, the following rules were scheduled for the May 27, 2020 Rulemaking Hearing: 

Division 080 - related to Schedule I Controlled Substance Addition 

Division 041 - related to Prescription Reader Accessibility

March 2020 

Current Temporary Rule Updates​​ 

December 2019

The Board permanently adopted the following rules at it's December 12, 2019 Board Meeting: 

Divisions 045 and 006 - related to Drug Compounding and Definitions

Division 080 - related to Animal Euthanasia Drug Outlets *Effective 1/1/2020

Divisions 019 and 041 - related to Naloxone Prescribing

Divisions 010, 019 and 031 - related to Military Spouse/Domestic Partner, Foreign Pharmacy Graduates and Contraceptive Delivery of Care: Age Requirements *Effective 1/1/2020

Division 041 - Temporary Rule related to Prescription Reader Accessibility (HB 2935) *Effective 1/1/2020​


November 26, 2019 Rulemaking Hearing

​At the Board's October 2-3, 2019 meeting, the following rules were scheduled for the November 26, 2019 Rulemaking Hearing:


Division 045 and 006 - related to Drug Compounding and Definitions

Division 080 - related to Animal Euthanasia Drug Outlets

Divisions 010, 019, 031 and 041 - related to Military Spouse/Domestic Partner (HB 3030 & SB 688), Foreign Pharmacy Graduates (SB 855) and Naloxone Prescribing (SB 910).​

October 2019

The Board permanently adopted the following rule at it's October 3, 2019 Board Meeting:

Division 019 and 020 - Effective 10/16/19 


September 24, 2019 Rulemaking Hearing 

At the Board's August 7-9, 2019 meeting the following rules were sent to a September 24, 2019 Rulemaking Hearing: 

Division 006 and 045 - related to Definitions and Drug Compounding

Division 019 and 020​ - related to Prescribing Practices 


July 2019

The Board permanently adopted the following rules at its June 6, 2019 Board Meeting:

Division 110 Fees – Effective 7/1/19​

May 22, 2019 Rulemaking Hearing

The following rules have been noticed for this hearing, please see the attached for complete information:

Division 110 – Fees​




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RULE CHANGES 2017-2018

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State laws regulating the practice of pharmacy in Oregon fall into two categories: statutes and rules.

STATUTES are laws which have been enacted by a vote of the legislature.  Any modifications made to a statute also requires the approval of the legislature. The Oregon Board of Pharmacy has the responsibility for implementing and regulating Chapters 475 and 689 of the Oregon Statutes.

RULES, on the other hand, are written by the Board of Pharmacy. Rules are required to be supported by a statute. Rules typically are less general and more specific to a particular situation. All Oregon pharmacy rules are found in Chapter 855.   Chapter 855 is subdivided into 23 divisions which are categorized by subject. 




(Click the link above to navigate to the Oregon Administrative Rules by Division)
To download a PDF copy of the Oregon Board of Pharmacy Laws & Rules, click here.  
(Filed through 1/1/2020)
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In addition to Oregon statutes and rules, federal laws regulate the practice of pharmacy with respect to controlled substances. These laws can be found in Title 21 - Food and Drugs, Part 1300 to END of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1300 to END, includes Chapter II - Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice and Chapter III - Office of National Drug Control Policy. 

Pursuant to ORS 689.522(3) the Board of Pharmacy shall link a list of biosimilar products determined by the FDA to be interchangeable.

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