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Our next public meeting will be held on December 3rd. In accordance with Commonwealth and Centers for Disease Control recommendations on meetings and gatherings, attendance will be limited to 25 people including IRRC staff and agency attendees.  Masks or face coverings will be required and we strongly encourage anyone interested in providing comments on agenda items to do so in writing rather than attending in person.

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Regulation #16A-5423: Cancer Drug Repository Program

Implements the Cancer Drug Repository Program Act which permits pharmacies to voluntarily accept donated cancer drugs and to dispense the donated drugs to indigent persons.

The Final regulation was initially received on 4/8/13 and was disapproved at IRRC's 5/16/13 Public Meeting.  The Final regulation was resubmitted on 7/24/13, and was approved at IRRC's 8/22/13 Public Meeting.

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 2889 Proposed Regulation Received March 02, 2011
Agency Name State Board of Pharmacy PA Bulletin Publish Date March 12, 2011
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment April 11, 2011
PA Code 49 Pa. Code Chapter 27 Final Due By April 11, 2013
Analysts Assigned Scott R. Schalles  (SRS)
Fiona E. Wilmarth  (FEW)
IRRC Comments Due May 11, 2011
Final-Form Regulation Received July 24, 2013
Public Meeting Date August 22, 2013
Published as Final November 30, 2013
Actions Taken
IRRC Approval August 22, 2013
IRRC Disapproval May 16, 2013
Senate Committee Deems Regulation Approved May 15, 2013
House Committee Approves the Final Regulation At First Meeting April 24, 2013

  • Proposed Regulation
  • Final Regulation
  • Related Documents

Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

April 13, 2011

April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

April 6, 2011

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

April 25, 2013

April 28, 2011

IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

May 11, 2011

Public Comments on Final Regulation

There are currently no public comments on the final regulation.


Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

HPLC April 25, 2013

IRRC Order(s)

APPROVAL August 22, 2013
DISAPPROVAL June 14, 2013

In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

FF DISAPPROVED April 8, 2013