CHAPTER 586

SENATE BILL NO. 765

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER 1, CHAPTER 25, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COMPOSITION OF THE STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Amend §2501 (a) of Subchapter 1, Chapter 25, Title 24, Delaware Code by striking said paragraph (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The State Board of Pharmacy, heretofore established and hereinafter in this Chapter referred to as the "Board", shall consist of six (6) persons who shall be appointed by the Governor for terms of five (5) years from the first day of July in the year of appointment. Five (5) of the six (6) persons appointed shall be:

(1) graduates of a school or college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education at the time of graduation;

(2) licensed as pharmacists in this State, and

(3) residents of this State and actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy in this State.

One of the six (6) persons shall be appointed by the Governor to represent the interests of the public to be known as the "Public Member". The Public Member shall be a resident of this State who has attained the age of majority and shall not be nor shall he or she ever have been a member of the profession or pharmacy, or the spouse of a member of the profession of pharmacy, or a person who has ever had any material financial interest in the providing of pharmacy service or any activity directly related to the Practice of Pharmacy. One member shall be appointed each year."

Section 2. Amend §2501 of Subchapter 1, Chapter 25, Title 24, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new paragraph to be designated as paragraph (d) to read as follows:

"(d) The Governor may remove any such member after a hearing for cause including but not limited to misconduct, incompetency, or neglect of duty."

Approved July 21, 1976