03/27/19 -- HB 257 -- Allows an alternative discipline option for the board of pharmacy

Bill Number: 
HB 257
Bill Purpose: 
Allows an alternative discipline option for the board of pharmacy
Date of Vote: 
03/27/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 257, introduced by Representative Mike Stephens (Republican - District 128) allows the state Board of Pharmacy to enter into a voluntary compliance agreement with a licensee or permit holder as an alternative to harsher penalties as part of a disciplinary action.

While I'm not very familiar with the state Board of Pharmacy's discipline process, it seems reasonable that coming to an agreement with someone about how to correct their behavior should be an option rather than requiring a particular punishment automatically.