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
(b) If a practitioner or practitioner's
agent communicates information that does not relate to the refill
1. A technician shall immediately inform
the pharmacist; and
2. The pharmacist shall receive the
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.)