Chapter 4729:2-1 Definitions

4729:2-1-01 Definitions - pharmacy interns.

As used in division 4729:2 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Pharmacy internship" means the supervised practical experience required for licensure as a pharmacist. The purpose of the pharmacy internship program is to provide those individuals, who intend to become registered licensed pharmacists, with the knowledge and practical experience necessary for functioning competently and effectively upon licensure.

(B) "Preceptor" is the individual responsible for seeing that a pharmacy intern is properly supervised and exposed to all aspects of an internship program.

(1) A "preceptor" is either:

(a) A pharmacist who holds a license to practice pharmacy which is in good standing. Unless employed by a school of pharmacy, a preceptor shall have at least one year of practice experience as a licensed pharmacist.

(b) A person who is of good moral character and is qualified to direct the practical experience in the area approved by the director of licensing pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-05 of the Administrative Code.

(2) A person may serve as the preceptor for more than one intern.

(3) The number of interns engaged in the practice of pharmacy at any time is limited to not more than two for each pharmacist on duty, unless otherwise approved by the board.

(4) A preceptor must report to the board on the progress and aptitude of an intern when requested by the director of licensing.

(C) "In good standing" means a preceptor to which all of the following apply:

(1) Has not been denied the privilege of supervising interns by the board;

(2) Has not been denied a license, registration or certificate by any public agency or licensing agency;

(3) Does not have a license, registration or certificate limited, suspended, or revoked by any public agency or licensing agency.

(D) "Statement of Preceptor" is a form provided by the state board of pharmacy that identifies the preceptor and internship site for a pharmacy intern.

(E) "Practical Experience Affidavit" is a form provided by the state board of pharmacy used to submit evidence of practical experience for internship credit pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-06 of the Administrative Code.

(F) "School of pharmacy" has the same meaning as a college of pharmacy or a department of pharmacy of a university, which has been recognized and approved by the state board of pharmacy.

(G) "Abandoned application" means an application for a licensure pursuant to this division where the applicant fails to complete all application requirements within thirty days after being notified by the board. An applicant forfeits all fees associated with an abandoned application. The board shall not be required to act on any abandoned application and the application may be destroyed by board staff. If the application is abandoned, the applicant shall be required to reapply for licensure, submit the required fee and comply with the licensure requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.

Replaces: 4729-3-01

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.01, 4729.08, 4729.11
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/72, 3/19/87, 7/1/94, 1/17/97, 2/1/02, 2/1/03, 2/1/05, 1/1/06, 4/27/07, 10/27/11, 8/22/14