The Florida Board of Pharmacy plays an important role in health care regulation as the board members and staff interact regularly with other pharmacy affiliated groups in Florida, as well as the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
The Florida Board of Pharmacy consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Seven members of the board must be licensed pharmacists who are residents of the State and who have been engaged in the practice of pharmacy in this state for at least four years and represent the various pharmacy practice settings. Of the pharmacist members, one must be currently engaged in the practice of pharmacy in a community pharmacy, one must be currently engaged in the practice of pharmacy in a Class II institutional pharmacy or a Modified Class II institutional pharmacy, and five shall be pharmacists licensed in Florida irrespective of practice setting. The remaining two members must be residents of the state who have never been licensed pharmacists and who are in no way connected with the practice of pharmacy or in any way connected with a drug manufacturer or wholesaler. At least one member of the board must be 60 years or older.