The board shall investigate all complaints of the violation of any provision of sections twenty-four to forty-two, inclusive, or of section sixty-five, so far as it relates to pharmacy, and report the same to the proper prosecuting
officers, and especially investigate and cause to be prosecuted all violations of
sections twenty-nine to thirty G, inclusive, of chapter 138; provided, however, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary,
no person, pharmacy or pharmacy department shall be subject to discipline by the board,
including the revocation, suspension or cancellation of the certificate of registration
or reprimand, censure or monetary fine, for providing or assisting, including dispensing
of medication, in the provision of reproductive health care services or gender-affirming
health care services, as those terms are defined in section 11I1/2 of chapter 12, or for any judgment, discipline or other sanction arising from such
health care services if the services as provided would have been lawful and consistent
with the code of professional conduct for pharmacists if they occurred entirely in
the commonwealth; provided further, that the board shall not take adverse action
on an application for registration of a qualified pharmacist based on a criminal or
civil action or disciplinary action by a licensing board of another state that arises
from such health care services, including the dispensing of medication, that, as provided,
would have been lawful and consistent with the code of professional conduct for pharmacists
if they occurred entirely in the commonwealth.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to regulate the practice of pharmacists
in any other state.
The board shall participate in any national data reporting system that provides information
on individual pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians including, but not
limited to, relevant databases maintained by the National Association of Boards of
Pharmacy and the federal Food and Drug Administration.
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