General Laws

[ Text of section effective until November 2, 2015. For text effective November 2, 2015, see below.]

  Section 24B. The board and the commissioner of education shall forthwith establish standards to be met by schools or colleges of pharmacy and when, in the opinion of the board and the commissioner, such standards have been met by any school or college of pharmacy, a certificate of approval shall be awarded to such approved school or college of pharmacy; provided, that if at any time such approved school or college of pharmacy has, in the opinion of the board and said commissioner, lowered its standards below that established by the board and said commissioner, such certificate, after notice and hearing, may be revoked by the board and said commissioner. No person, school or college of pharmacy or other institution of learning shall establish, conduct or offer any course in pharmacy for residents or non-residents of the commonwealth unless and until such course meets the standards established by the board and said commissioner under authority of this section. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

Chapter 112: Section 24B. Standards for schools of pharmacy; certificates of approval; courses

[ Text of section as amended by 2015, 119, Secs. 14 to 16 effective November 2, 2015. For text effective until November 2, 2015, see above.]

  Section 24B. The board shall forthwith establish standards to be met by schools or colleges of pharmacy and when, in the opinion of the board, such standards have been met by any school or college of pharmacy, a certificate of approval shall be awarded to such approved school or college of pharmacy; provided, that if at any time such approved school or college of pharmacy has, in the opinion of the board, lowered its standards below that established by the board, such certificate, after notice and hearing, may be revoked by the board. No person, school or college of pharmacy or other institution of learning shall establish, conduct or offer any course in pharmacy for residents or non-residents of the commonwealth unless and until such course meets the standards established by the board under authority of this section. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.