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Michigan Board of Pharmacy

The Public Health Code defines the practice of pharmacy as a health service, the clinical application of which includes the encouragement of safety and efficacy in the prescribing, dispensing, administering and use of drugs and related articles for the prevention of illness and the maintenance and management of health. Professional functions associated with the practice of pharmacy include the interpretation and evaluation of prescriptions; drug product selection; compounding, dispensing, safe storage, and distribution of drugs and devices; maintenance of legally required records; advising the prescriber and the patient as required regarding contents, therapeutic action, utilization, and possible adverse reactions and interactions of drugs.
 
The Public Health Code, by Section 17722, grants authority to the Board of Pharmacy to regulate, control, and inspect the character and standards of pharmacy practice and of drugs manufactured, distributed, prescribed, dispensed, and administered or issued in this State and procure samples, and limit or prevent the sale of drugs that do not comply with Part 177; prescribe minimum criteria for the use of professional and technical equipment in reference to the compounding and dispensing of drugs; grant pharmacy licenses for each separate place of practice of a dispensing prescriber who meets requirements for drug control licensing; and granting licenses to manufacturer/wholesale distributors of prescription drugs. The Board also has the obligation to discipline licensees who have adversely affected the public's health, safety, and welfare.
 
The Michigan Board of Pharmacy consists of 11 voting members: six pharmacists, four public members, and one pharmacy technician. Members serve 4-year terms. The appointments to this board are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
 
 

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Contact Information

LARA - Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web: www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email: BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
 
 

Members

Kelli Oldham, East Lansing
Representing the general public
Term expires 6/30/22
 
Kathleen Burgess, Grosse Pointe Farms
Representing the general public
Term expires 6/30/22
 
Grace Sesi, Troy
Representing Pharmacists
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Sandra Taylor, Farmington Hills
Representing Pharmacists
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Maria Young, Canton
Representing Pharmacists
Term expires 6/30/23
 
David Hills, St. Joseph
Representing the general public
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Michael A. Sleiman, Dearborn
Representing Pharmacists
Term expires 6/30/24
 
Pierre Boutros, Birmingham
Representing Pharmacists
Term expires 6/30/25
 
Kyle McCree, Grand Blanc
Representing the general public
Term expires 6/30/25
 
Rony Foumia, Commerce Township 
Representing Pharmacists
Term expires 6/30/26
 
Keith Binion, Harper Woods 
Representing Pharmacy Technicians
Term expires 6/30/26