201 Kar 2:045. Technicians

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/002/045.htm
Published: 2015

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      201 KAR 2:045. Technicians.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 315.010(18), (25),

315.020(4)(b), 315.191(1)(a), (g), (l)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 315.010(18),

(25), 315.020(4)(b), 315.191(1)(a), (g), (l)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

315.191(1)(a) authorizes the board to promulgate administrative regulations

governing pharmacy technicians. KRS 315.010(18) authorizes the board to permit

a pharmacy technician to work under the general supervision of a pharmacist.

KRS 315.191(1)(l) authorizes the board to promulgate administrative regulations

establishing the qualifications a pharmacy technician is required to obtain

prior to practicing under the general supervision of a pharmacist. This

administrative regulation establishes the qualifications required for a pharmacy

technician to practice under the general supervision of a pharmacist, and establishes

the scope of practice for a pharmacy technician.

 

      Section 1. A person shall be recognized

by the board as a certified pharmacy technician, if:

      (1)(a) He has successfully completed the

National Certification Examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician

Certification Board or the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy

Technicians (ICPT); and

      (b) The certificate issued by the

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the ICPT is current; or

      (2) He has successfully completed the

Nuclear Pharmacy Technician Training Program at the University of Tennessee.

 

      Section 2. A certified pharmacy

technician, subject to the supervision, as defined by KRS 315.010(25), of a

pharmacist may perform the following functions:

      (1) Certify for delivery unit dose mobile

transport systems that have been refilled by another technician;

      (2) Within a nuclear pharmacy, receive

diagnostic orders; and

      (3)(a) Initiate or receive a telephonic

communication from a practitioner or practitioner's agent concerning refill

authorization, after he clearly identifies himself as a certified pharmacy

technician;

      (b) If a practitioner or practitioner's

agent communicates information that does not relate to the refill

authorization:

      1. A technician shall immediately inform

the pharmacist; and

      2. The pharmacist shall receive the

communication.

 

      Section 3. (1) A technician who has not

been certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the ICPT may

perform the functions specified by Section 2 of this administrative regulation

under the immediate supervision of a pharmacist.

      (2) A function performed by a certified

pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician shall be performed subject to the

review of the pharmacist who directed the technician to perform the function.

      (3) A pharmacist who directs a certified

pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician to perform a function shall be

responsible for the technician and the performance of the function. (23 Ky.R. 3124; Am.

3806; 4108; eff. 6-16-97; 26 Ky.R. 1687; 2238; eff. 6-12-2000; 35 Ky.R. 2484;

36 Ky.R. 321; eff. 8-12-2009.)