Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are highly regulated by the State of Illinois. There are a number of different statutes that apply to pharmacy practice, as well as extensive administrative regulations. The primary statute that regulated the profession is the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act. The law and regulations include:
The significant degree of regulation for pharmacy professionals reflects the government’s interest in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of citizens. Only pharmacies and pharmacists who meet specific requirements are permitted to practice in Illinois. IDFPR offers several categories of licenses:
The Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act contains numerous types of conduct that can warrant disciplinary action. Examples of issues regulated by the Act and the corresponding administrative rules include:
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