Bill Description: This bill amends the reciprocity requirements for pharmacists licensed in another state to practice in Idaho.
Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non- violent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes?
Presently, as the statute stands, pharmacists who have ever had their license revoked for any reason other than nonrenewal or failure to continue education are denied the ability to obtain a reciprocal license. This creates the possibility that a pharmacist could be reinstated in their state, yet still denied in Idaho. Amending this text to read “at the time of application” reduces penalties. This also specifies that any restriction that was made must have been one which prevented the member from “practicing as a pharmacist.” Again, this limits the ability of the board to punish individuals for anything that might have been entirely unrelated to the way that they perform their duties as a pharmacist in Idaho. (+1)
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