201 KAR 2:040. Registration of pharmacist interns.
RELATES TO: KRS 315.010(16), 315.020(3),
(4), 315.050(4), (5), 315.191(1)(h)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 315.050(4), (5),
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: The
Kentucky Board of Pharmacy is required by KRS 315.050(4) to establish standards
for pharmacy intern certification. KRS 315.191(1)(h) authorizes the board to
establish an internship program for training, qualifications, and registration
of applicants for registration of pharmacist interns. This administrative
regulation establishes the standards for training, qualifications, and
registration of pharmacist interns.
Section 1. Definitions. (1)
"Academic experience program" means a course or series of courses
taken by a pharmacist intern at a school or college of pharmacy approved by the
board that involves actual practice of pharmacy experiences.
(2) "Preceptor" means the
pharmacist who is responsible to the board for the practice of pharmacy
experiences of a pharmacist intern.
Section 2. An applicant for registration
as a pharmacist intern shall:
(1) File an Application for Registration
as a Pharmacist Intern, Form I, with the board;
(2) Attach a recent head and shoulders passport
photograph, that is not a proof copy or plastic identification; and
(3) Submit proof of acceptance by a
college or school of pharmacy approved by the board.
Section 3. An applicant for examination
for licensure as a pharmacist shall:
(1) Complete 1,500 hours of internship;
(2) Be awarded credit for internship for
hours worked in a pharmacy or in related research during the time the
pharmacist intern is enrolled in an approved school or college of pharmacy;
(3) Not be awarded credit for hours
worked in a pharmacy or in related research during the period the pharmacist
intern is completing the academic experience program;
(4) Be limited to internship credit:
(a) Of forty-eight (48) hours per week
during non-academic sessions if the pharmacist intern is in good standing with
a college or school of pharmacy and the board; and
(b) Of twenty (20) hours per week during
academic sessions in a college or school of pharmacy. The maximum credit
allowed for this enrolled time shall be 500 hours;
(5) Be given credit for the following
forms of internship:
(a) Completion of an academic experience
(b) Work performed in a pharmacy under
the supervision of a preceptor;
(c) Work or research related to the
practice of pharmacy that was performed under the supervision of a preceptor
for a government body, college or university, pharmacy business, or other
entity if the pharmacist intern has received prior approval by the board. The
maximum credit allowed for this time shall be 400 hours and the pharmacist
intern shall also file an essay of at least 500 words describing the work or
research experience and the relation of the work or research to the practice of
pharmacy, which shall be approved by the board president; or
(d) An internship performed outside of
Kentucky if the:
1. Requirements for internship in that
state are at least equivalent to the requirements established in this
administrative regulation; and
2. Board of licensure in that state has
certified that the preceptor, pharmacy, government body, college or university,
pharmaceutical business, or other entity is in good standing; and
(6) Not be awarded credit for an
internship completed prior to registration with the board.
Section 4. A pharmacist intern shall: (1)
Be issued a Registration Identification Card;
(2) Carry the Registration Identification
Card when on duty;
(3) Show it upon request to a member of
the board or its authorized agent; and
(4) Notify the board within thirty (30)
days of any charge of:
(a) A felony;
(b) A violation of drug laws; or
(c) A violation of alcohol laws.
Section 5. The registration of a
pharmacist intern shall be revoked if the pharmacist intern is not:
(1) Currently enrolled in a college or
school of pharmacy approved by the board;
(2) A current applicant for licensure as
a pharmacist in Kentucky; or
(3) Awaiting the results of an
Section 6. The registration of a
pharmacist intern shall not be revoked when the intern is not currently
enrolled in a college or school of pharmacy approved by the board if the board
(1) The intern is on a semester break; or
(2) Personal or family health concerns or
other reasons beyond the control of the pharmacist intern necessitate a temporary
absence from enrollment and the absence is approved by the board.
Section 7. A person who is not registered
as a pharmacist intern shall not:
(1) Hold himself or herself out as a
pharmacist intern; or
(2) Perform the duties of a pharmacist
Section 8. (1) A preceptor shall be a
(a) Has a license in good standing;
(b) Has been licensed by the board for at
least one (1) year; and
(c) Has requested in writing to be
designated as a preceptor.
(2) A preceptor shall be actively engaged
in the practice of pharmacy in the location where the pharmacist intern
performs his or her internship.
(3) The preceptor shall supervise only
one (1) pharmacist intern at a time for the purpose of the intern obtaining
credit for the practice of pharmacy experience, unless the pharmacist is
supervising interns as a faculty member at a school or college pharmacy approved
by the board during an academic experience program.
Section 9. Credit for Non-Academic
Experience Programs. (1) Within ten (10) days of beginning an internship credit
for non-academic experience program, a pharmacist intern shall submit a
Pharmacist Preceptor's Affidavit, Form II.
(2) On or before graduation from a
college or school of pharmacy, a pharmacist intern shall submit an Internship
Report, Form III.
Section 10. Credit for Academic
Experience Programs. (1) For a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, credit shall be awarded
for each hour of successful completion of an academic experience program at a
college or school of pharmacy approved by the board.
(2) An academic experience program shall
be reported on an Academic Experience Affidavit, Form IV, which shall be filed
with the board upon completion of the academic experience program or prior to
certification for examination.
Section 11. Incorporation by Reference. (1)
The following material is incorporated by reference:
(a) "Application for Registration as
a Pharmacist Intern", Form I, 11/2012;
(b) "Pharmacist Preceptor’s
Affidavit", Form II, 11/2012
(c) "Internship Report", Form III,
(d) "Academic Experience Affidavit",
Form IV, 11/2012.
(2) This material may be inspected,
copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board
of Pharmacy, State Office Building Annex, Suite 300, 125 Holmes Street, Frankfort,
Kentucky 40601 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Rx-6; 1 Ky.R. 9; eff. 9-11-74; Am. 9 Ky.R. 247;
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