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Children’s homes not required to obtain pharmacy licenses, court holds

Credit: Jim Legans Jr.,

In a November 9 decision, the Court of Appeals of New Mexico held in favor of two children's homes that dispense some prescription medications and were ordered by the state's pharmacy board to obtain licenses. The court held that the homes were subject to a different regulatory scheme than that governing pharmacy.

The New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranch and El Ranchito de Los Niños, the subjects of the case, are children's community homes. Because the Ranches both keep prescription medication on and dispense it to the children in their facilities, until 2014 the Board of . . .

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