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                             CHAPTER 62-H.F.No. 408 
                  An act relating to health; modifying the definition of 
                  practice of pharmacy; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  1998, section 151.01, subdivision 27. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 151.01, 
        subdivision 27, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 27.  [PRACTICE OF PHARMACY.] "Practice of pharmacy" 
        means: 
           (1) the interpretation and evaluation of prescriptions 
        or prescription drug orders; 
           (2) the compounding, labeling, and dispensing, or labeling 
        of drugs and devices (except labeling by a manufacturer or 
        packager of nonprescription drugs or commercially packaged 
        legend drugs and devices); 
           (3) the participation in clinical interpretations and 
        monitoring of drug therapy for assurance of safe and effective 
        use of drugs; 
           (4) participation in drug and therapeutic device 
        selection and; drug administration for first dosage and medical 
        emergencies; drug utilization regimen reviews; and drug or 
        drug-related research; 
           (5) participation in the practice of managing drug therapy 
        and modifying drug therapy, according to section 151.21, 
        subdivision 1, on a case-by-case basis according to a written 
        protocol between the specific pharmacist and the individual 
        dentist, optometrist, physician, podiatrist, or veterinarian who 
        is responsible for the patient's care and authorized to 
        independently prescribe drugs.  Any significant changes in drug 
        therapy must be reported by the pharmacist to the patient's 
        medical record; 
           (6) participation in the storage of drugs and the 
        maintenance of records therefor; 
           (6) the (7) responsibility for advising participation in 
        patient counseling on therapeutic values, content, hazards, and 
        uses of drugs and devices; and 
           (7) the (8) offering or performing of those acts, services, 
        operations, or transactions necessary in the conduct, operation, 
        management, and control of a pharmacy. 
           Presented to the governor April 13, 1999 
           Signed by the governor April 16, 1999, 12:11 p.m.