Board of Pharmacy

Name Board of Pharmacy
Contact Person Mr. Malcolm J. Broussard - Executive Director
Mailing Address 3388 Brentwood Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1700
Phone Number 225-925-6481
Fax Number 225-923-5669
Board Email
Legal Authority La. R.S. 37:1171 and La. R.S. 40:973
Year Created 1888
Organizational Placement Dept. of Health & Hospitals (La. R.S. 36:803)
Purpose/Function The purpose of the Board is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy; the licensure of pharmacists; and the licensure, permitting, certification, registration, control and regulation of all persons and sites, in or out of this state, that sell drugs or devices to consumers and/or patients, or assist in the practice of pharmacy, within the state. The Board shall also serve as the controlled substance authority for the state, issuing controlled dangerous substance licenses to all qualified applicants desiring to manufacture, distribute, prescribe or dispense controlled dangerous substances within the state. Further, the Board shall monitor its clients for compliance with the laws and rules relative to their activities with controlled dangerous substances.
Budget Message The Board's revenue stream has benefitted from an unanticipated growth in numbers of credentials (14% over two prior years vs typical 4% per year). Due to continued growth in the health care sector, the Board anticipates 3-5% growth in the numbers of credentials under management. The Board continues to seek opportunities for expense reduction, targeting printing and postage costs. We converted our quarterly newsletter from a periodical printed and mailed to one posted on our website. We have also initiated a transition to virtual (paperless) credentials, and we continue to increase our use of electronic vs printed communications. Finally, we also plan to make our final payment for the loan securing our office building, which will clear all debt.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 17
Number Currently Serving: 17
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $75      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $27900
  Current year budgeted: $31000
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $58140
  Current year budgeted: $63000
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 15
Unclassified: 3
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
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