General Assembly: 82 (2007 Regular GA) - Chapter 20 - Registration of pharmacy interns and technicians


Published: 2007-03-23

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70LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND G.A., 2007 SESSIONCH. 19

Sec. 3. Section 155A.4, subsection 2, Code 2007, is amended by adding the following new paragraph: NEWPARAGRAPH. h. A limited drug and device distributor, licensed by the board, to dis-

tribute limited noncontrolled prescription drugs, prescription devices, and medical gases, to patients in this state pursuant to rules adopted by the board.

Sec. 4. Section 155A.9, subsection 1, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 1. A college of pharmacy shall not be approved by the board unless the college is accredited

by the American accreditation council on pharmaceutical for pharmacy education.

Sec. 5. Section 155A.29, subsection 1, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 1. Except as specified in subsection 2, a prescription for any prescription drug or device

which is not a controlled substance shall not be filled or refilled more than eighteen months after the date on which the prescription was issued and a prescription which is authorized to be refilled shall not be refilled more than eleven twelve times.

Sec. 6. NEW SECTION. 155A.42 LIMITED DRUG AND DEVICE DISTRIBUTOR LI- CENSE. 1. A person shall not act as a limited drug and device distributor without a license. The li-

cense shall be identified as a limited drug and device distributor license. 2. The board shall establish, by rule, standards for limited drug and device distributors and

may define specific types of limited drug and device distributors. The board may identify, by rule, specific prescription drugs or classes of noncontrolled prescription drugs, whichmay be distributed by a limited drug and device distributor. 3. The board shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A relating to the issuance of a limited

druganddevice distributor license. The rules shall provide for conditions of licensure, compli- ance standards, licensure fees, disciplinary action, and other relevant matters. 4. The board may deny, suspend, or revoke a limited drug and device distributor’s license

for failure to meet the applicable standards or for a violation of the laws of this state, another state, or theUnitedStates relating toprescriptiondrugsor controlled substances, or for a viola- tion of this chapter, chapter 124, 124A, 124B, 126, 205, or 272C, or a rule of the board.

Approved March 23, 2007

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CH. 20CH. 20

CHAPTER 20

REGISTRATION OF PHARMACY INTERNS AND TECHNICIANS

S.F. 75

AN ACT relating to the registration of pharmacy technicians.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 155A.6, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 155A.6 PHARMACIST INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AND PHARMACY TECHNICIAN REG-

ISTRATION. 1. A programof pharmacist internships is established. Each internship is subject to approv-

al by the board. 2. A person desiring to be a pharmacist-intern in this state shall apply to the board for regis-

tration. The applicationmust be on a form prescribed by the board. A pharmacist-intern shall be registered during internship training and thereafter pursuant to rules adopted by the board.

71 LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND G.A., 2007 SESSION CH. 20

3. Theboard shall establish standards forpharmacist-intern registration andmaydeny, sus- pend, or revoke a pharmacist-intern registration for failure to meet the standards or for any violation of the laws of this state, another state, or the United States relating to prescription drugs, controlled substances, or nonprescription drugs, or for any violation of this chapter or chapter 124, 124A, 124B, 126, 147, or 205, or any rule of the board. 4. The board shall adopt rules in accordance with chapter 17A on matters pertaining to

pharmacist-intern registration standards, registration fees, conditions of registration, ter- mination of registration, and approval of preceptors. 5. A registrationprogram forpharmacy technicians is established for thepurposes of identi-

fication, tracking, and disciplinary action for the violation of federal drug laws or regulations, state drug or pharmacy laws, or board rules by pharmacy technicians. The registration shall not include any determination of the competency of the registered individual and, notwith- standing section 272C.2, subsection 1, shall not require continuing education for renewal. The ultimate responsibility for the actions of a pharmacy technician working under a licensed pharmacist’s supervision shall remain with the licensed pharmacist. 6. A person who is or desires to be a pharmacy technician in this state shall apply to the

board for registration. The application must be submitted on a form prescribed by the board. A pharmacy technician must be registered pursuant to rules adopted by the board. 7. The board may deny, suspend, or revoke a pharmacy technician registration for any vio-

lation of the lawsof this state, another state, or theUnitedStates relating to prescription drugs, controlled substances, or nonprescription drugs, or for any violation of this chapter or chapter 124, 124A, 124B, 126, 147, or 205, or any rule of the board. 8. The board shall adopt rules in accordance with chapter 17A on matters pertaining to

pharmacy technician registration applications, renewals, fees, termination of registration, and any other relevant matters.

Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 155A.6A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN REGISTRATION. 1. A registration program for pharmacy technicians is established for the purpose of estab-

lishing technician competency and for the purposes of identification, tracking, and disciplin- ary action for the violation of federal drug laws or regulations, state drug or pharmacy laws, or board rules. The ultimate responsibility for the actions of a pharmacy technician working under a licensed pharmacist’s supervision shall remain with the licensed pharmacist. 2. A person who is or desires to be a pharmacy technician in this state shall apply to the

board for registration. The application shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the board. A pharmacy technician must be registered pursuant to rules adopted by the board. Except as provided in subsection 3, beginning July 1, 2010, all applicants for a new pharmacy technician registration or for a pharmacy technician renewal shall provide proof of current certification by a national technician certification authority approved by the board. Notwithstanding sec- tion 272C.2, subsection 1, a pharmacy technician registration shall not require continuingedu- cation for renewal. 3. Beginning July 1, 2009, a person who is in the process of acquiring national certification

as a pharmacy technician and who is in training to become a pharmacy technician shall regis- ter with the board as a pharmacy technician. The registration shall be issued for a period not to exceed one year and shall not be renewable. 4. The board shall adopt rules in accordance with chapter 17A on matters pertaining to

pharmacy technician registration, application, forms, renewals, fees, termination of registra- tion, national certification, training, and any other relevant matters. 5. Theboardmaydeny, suspend, or revoke the registration of, or otherwisediscipline, a reg-

istered pharmacy technician for any violation of the laws of this state, another state, or the United States relating to prescription drugs, controlled substances, or nonprescription drugs, or for any violation of this chapter or chapter 124, 124A, 124B, 126, 147, 205, or 272C, or any rule of the board.

Approved March 23, 2007