Chapter 4729:2-2 Licenses

4729:2-2-01 Licensure as a pharmacy intern.

(A) A license as a pharmacy intern shall only be issued for the purpose of allowing those individuals who intend to become licensed pharmacists the opportunity to obtain the practical experience required for examination and licensure as a pharmacist.

(B) If a person is actively working towards the requirements for licensure as a pharmacist and desires to work as a pharmacy intern in Ohio, the person shall:

(1) Comply with at least one of the following:

(a) Have successfully completed at least sixty semester or ninety quarter hours of college, be enrolled in a school of pharmacy, and has begun taking professional classes directly related to the practice of pharmacy;

(b) Have obtained a first professional degree in pharmacy from a program which has been recognized and approved by the state board of pharmacy; or

(c) Have established educational equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC)" certificate, and have established proficiency in spoken English by successfully completing the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test" (TOEFL iBT) pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-06 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Submit electronic fingerprint or ink impressions for a criminal records check pursuant to section 4729.071 of the Revised Code.

(3) Apply to the state board of pharmacy for licensure as a pharmacy intern.

Replaces: 4729-3-02

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26, 4776.03
Rule Amplifies: 4729.071, 4729.08, 4729.11, 4729.12, 4776.01, 4776.02, 4776.04
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/71, 9/10/76, 8/1/84, 9/1/85, 7/1/92, 2/1/02, 2/1/03, 2/1/05, 4/27/07, 1/1/09, 1/1/11

4729:2-2-02 Application for licensure as a pharmacy intern.

(A) Each person seeking a license as a pharmacy intern for the purpose of obtaining the practical experience required for examination and licensure as a pharmacist shall submit the following to the state board of pharmacy:

(1) A completed application form as provided by the board, which can be accessed by visiting http://www.pharmacy.ohio.gov;

(2) A head and shoulders passport size photograph (two by two inches) taken within the previous six months;

(3) Fee;

(4) Documentation, in a manner determined by the board, that the applicant has successfully completed a minimum of sixty semester or ninety quarter hours of college work; and

(5)

(a) Documentation, in a manner determined by the board, from a school of pharmacy that has been recognized and approved by the board certifying that the person is currently enrolled in a school of pharmacy and has begun taking professional classes directly related to the practice of pharmacy; or

(b) Either of the following:

(i) Certification of having obtained a first professional degree in pharmacy from a program that has been recognized and approved by the state board of pharmacy; or

(ii) Certification of having established educational equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC)" certificate, and evidence of successful completion of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test" (TOEFL iBT) pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-06 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The state board of pharmacy may license an applicant as a pharmacy intern as soon as the state board of pharmacy receives all the required items set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule and the results of a criminal records check pursuant to section 4729.071 of the Revised Code.

(C) The state board of pharmacy may deny the issuance of a license to practice as a pharmacy intern.

Replaces: 4729-3-03

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11, 4729.12, 4729.15
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/76, 8/1/84, 9/1/85, 7/1/91, 7/1/92, 7/1/94, 1/17/97, 2/1/02, 2/1/03, 2/1/05, 4/27/07, 1/1/11, 5/22/2014, 9/1/2016

4729:2-2-03 Criminal records check for pharmacy interns.

(A) Pursuant to section 4729.071 of the Revised Code, an applicant seeking an initial license as a pharmacy intern must first submit fingerprint impressions to the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation (BCI&I) for a criminal records check.

(B) Pursuant to section 4776.02 of the Revised Code, the criminal records check performed by BCI&I shall consist of both a BCI&I criminal records check and a federal bureau of investigation (FBI) criminal records check. BCI&I shall send the results of the BCI&I and FBI criminal records checks directly to the state board of pharmacy.

(C) The state board of pharmacy requires that the criminal records check:

(1) Be based on electronic fingerprint impressions that are submitted directly to BCI&I from a WebCheck provider agency or ink impressions. The state board of pharmacy may accept the results of a criminal records check based on ink impressions only in the following circumstances:

(a) Readable electronic fingerprint impressions cannot be obtained or are rejected by either BCI&I or FBI;

(b) The applicant is from out-of-state;

(c) The applicant's home address is seventy-five miles or more from the nearest WebCheck location.

(2) Results will only be considered valid if the fingerprint impressions were obtained within one year of the date the application is received by the board.

Replaces: 4729-5-12

Effective: 3/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/01/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4776.03, 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.071, 4776.04, 4776.02, 4776.01
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/2009, 01/20/2015

4729:2-2-04 Pharmacy intern license renewal and expiration.

(A) A pharmacy intern may renew the intern's license each year provided they are actively working toward the requirements for licensure as a pharmacist and otherwise meet the requirements and rules of the state board of pharmacy. The state board of pharmacy may refuse to grant or renew license to practice pharmacy as an intern.

(B) An intern shall be considered to be actively working towards licensure as a pharmacist if the intern has complied with all of the statutes and rules regarding internship since licensure as a pharmacy intern, and:

(1) The intern is currently enrolled in a school of pharmacy and is taking professional classes directly related to the practice of pharmacy; or

(2) The intern is a member of the armed forces and can provide evidence that the intern has has been accepted for enrollment in a school of pharmacy upon their release from the armed forces.

(C) An intern who has obtained a first professional degree in pharmacy from a school of pharmacy, or who has established equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission" (FPGEC) certificate, may renew the intern's license only once. In the event of extraordinary circumstances and when due to no fault of the intern, the board may approve additional renewals.

(D) Upon receiving an initial license to practice as a pharmacist, the intern's license to practice as a pharmacy intern terminates.

(E) A pharmacy intern, other than a graduate pharmacist intern, must notify the state board of pharmacy, the intern's current employer and any subsequent employer where practicing as a pharmacy intern within seventy-two hours if they are no longer enrolled in a school of pharmacy. The person shall return their pharmacy intern certificate to the state board of pharmacy within ten days of notifying the board.

Replaces: 4729-3-04

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11, 4729.12, 5903.10
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/76, 8/1/84, 9/1/85, 7/1/91, 7/1/92, 1/17/97, 2/1/02, 2/1/03, 2/1/05, 4/27/07

4729:2-2-05 Internship credit.

(A) The pharmacy internship credit requirement for the licensure examinations shall be deemed satisfactorily completed when the intern has either:

(1) Successfully graduated after December 31, 2006 with a doctor of pharmacy degree ("Pharm.D.") from a school of pharmacy approved by the "Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education" (A.C.P.E.) and the state board of pharmacy; or

(2) Obtained a total of at least one thousand seven hundred and forty hours of documented supervised practical experience accepted by the state board of pharmacy which may include any hours:

(a) Documented on a practical experience affidavit pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-06 of the Administrative Code; or

(b) Worked in another state where the appropriate licensing agency submits to the board an official verification of the actual practical experience contact hours completed that meets the requirements in paragraph (A)(2) of this rule.

(B) No internship credit shall be granted by the board for practical experience until a foreign pharmacy graduate has established educational equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission" (FPGEC) certificate, and has established proficiency in spoken English by successfully completing the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)" pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-07 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Practical experience obtained pursuant to paragraph (A)(2)(a) of this rule may include up to five hundred hours of internship credit at a site other than a pharmacy licensed as a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs (e.g., manufacturing, research, consulting, drug information, and drug utilization review). To receive credit for such experience, a formal request must be submitted to the director of licensing for approval prior to beginning the experience in these areas. The request shall include a detailed description of the internship with respect to time, place, duties, responsibilities, professional supervision, and the person supervising the experience. The request must be signed by both the intern and the person supervising the experience and returned with a completed statement of preceptor form. If approved by the board, the hours must be documented using a practical experience affidavit pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-06 of the Administrative Code.

(D) Internship credit may be denied for the practical experience accumulated when an intern is found in violation of section 4729.16 of the Revised Code or agency 4729 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 4729-3-05

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/76, 2/15/82, 3/19/87, 7/1/90, 7/1/92, 7/1/94, 1/17/97, 2/1/02, 2/1/03, 4/27/07, 10/27/11

4729:2-2-06 Statement of preceptor and practical experience affidavit.

(A) At the beginning of internship, or if there is a change in preceptor or employment site, the intern must submit a completed statement of preceptor form within thirty days of the change to the state board of pharmacy. The filing of a statement of preceptor form is not required for a change of preceptor or internship site related to a school of pharmacy academic program.

(B) The intern is responsible for submitting the following required forms to certify the hour and supervision requirements pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-05 of the Administrative Code:

(1) A statement of preceptor form must be received by the state board of pharmacy for each pharmacy intern within thirty days of beginning an internship under a preceptor's supervision.

(a) No credit will be given for practical experience obtained prior to thirty days of the date that the statement of preceptor form is received by the board office; except, in the event of extraordinary circumstances and when due to no fault of the intern, the board may accept a retroactive date of filing for the statement of preceptor.

(b) The intern must file a statement of preceptor form whenever the intern changes internship sites and/or preceptors. The form must be submitted within thirty days of a change of internship site and/or preceptor.

(2) A practical experience affidavit form must be used to submit evidence of practical experience for internship credit.

(a) Practical experience reported on the affidavit shall be the total number of actual clock hours worked during the reported time period rounded to the nearest hour. The hours reported must be able to be documented by payroll or other records which may be examined by the state board of pharmacy upon request.

(b) Practical experience affidavits must be signed by the preceptor and submitted to the state board of pharmacy. In the event of the unavailability of the preceptor's signature due to extraordinary circumstances and due to no fault of the intern, the board may accept an alternative method for verification of a practical experience affidavit.

(c) Practical experience affidavits for a calendar year may be submitted at any time, except that they must be received in the board office or postmarked no later than the first day of March of the following year.

(d) No internship credit shall be granted by the board for practical experience obtained before licensure as an intern or during a period when the intern's license has lapsed.

(C) Statement of preceptor and practical experience affidavit forms may also be used to document any additional hours completed by the intern.

Replaces: 4729-3-06

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/72, 9/10/76, 2/15/82, 3/19/87, 7/1/90, 7/1/92, 7/1/94, 1/17/97, 2/1/02, 2/1/03, 2/1/05, 1/1/06, 4/27/07

4729:2-2-07 Successful completion of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based Test".

Successful completion of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test" (TOEFL iBT) shall be the following minimum scores or higher:

(A) Writing: twenty-four;

(B) Speaking: twenty-six;

(C) Listening: twenty-one; and

(D) Reading: twenty-two.

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11

4729:2-2-08 Pharmacy intern change of name, address or employment.

(A) A pharmacy intern, who has a legal change of name, shall notify the board of pharmacy, in a manner determined by the board, within thirty days from the effective date of such change. Such notification of a name change shall be accompanied by one of the following:

(1) A notarized affidavit;

(2) A certified copy of a court record; or

(3) A certified copy of a marriage certificate.

(B) Requests for a duplicate wall certificate shall be issued in the intern's new name and shall be accompanied by the following:

(1) The wall certificate issued in the original name; and

(2) The required fee.

(C) Upon receipt of the required documents and fee in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, the board will forward the duplicate wall certificate issued in the intern's new name.

(D) A pharmacy intern who changes their mailing or email address shall notify the board of pharmacy, in a manner determined by the board, of the new address within thirty days after the effective date of such change.

(E) A pharmacy intern who changes their place of employment shall notify the board of pharmacy, in a manner determined by the board, of the address of the principal place where they practice within thirty days after they have commenced such practice.

Replaces: 4729-5-05

Effective: 3/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/01/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.12, 4729.11
Prior Effective Dates: 09/10/1976, 03/21/1988, 07/01/1993, 7/1/94, 1/1/11, 03/01/2017

4729:2-2-09 Pharmacy intern licensure and renewal.

(A) Upon the effective date of this rule:

(1) A pharmacy intern license issued by the state board of pharmacy in accordance with Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code entitles the individual to whom it is issued to practice as a pharmacy intern until the next annual renewal date.

(2) A pharmacy intern license shall be renewed annually on the fifteenth day of September.

(3) An individual who fails to renew their pharmacy intern license by the fifteenth day of September shall not engage in the practice of pharmacy until a valid license is issued by the board.

(4) In accordance with section 4729.15 of the Revised Code, the licensure and renewal fee shall be twenty-two dollars and fifty cents.

(B) Effective May 1, 2019:

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (B)(2) of this rule, a pharmacy intern license issued by the state board of pharmacy in accordance with Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code entitles the individual to whom it is issued to practice as a pharmacy intern until the next renewal date.

(2) An initial pharmacy intern license issued by the state board of pharmacy on or after the first of May of every odd-numbered year in accordance with Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code entitles the individual to whom it is issued to practice as a pharmacy intern until the renewal date immediately following the next required renewal date.

(3) A pharmacy intern license shall be renewed on the fifteenth day of September of every odd-numbered year.

(4) An individual who fails to renew their pharmacy intern license by the fifteenth day of September of every odd-numbered year shall not practice as a pharmacy intern until a valid license is issued by the board.

(5) In accordance with section 4729.15 of the Revised Code, the licensure and renewal fee shall be forty-five dollars.

(C) Paragraph (A) of this rule is no longer applicable effective May 1, 2019.

(D) A license of a pharmacy intern that has graduated from an approved school of pharmacy may only be renewed once.

(1) The license shall only be valid for one year.

(2) The one-year license fee shall be twenty-two dollars and fifty cents.

Effective: 3/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/01/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.12, 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.11

4729:2-2-10 Veteran and military family provisions related to pharmacy intern licensure.

(A) Renewal of an expired license.

(1) In accordance with section 5903.10 of the Revised Code, a holder of an expired license shall be granted a renewal of the license by the state board of pharmacy at the usual cost without penalty if not otherwise disqualified because of mental or physical disability and if either of the following applies:

(a) The license was not renewed because of the holder's service in the armed forces.

(b) The license was not renewed because the holder's spouse served in the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces and the service resulted in the holder's absence from this state.

(2) A pharmacy intern shall submit proper documentation certifying the active duty service and length of active duty service. Documentation required to obtain a renewal pursuant to paragraph (A)(1) of this rule will be published on the state board of pharmacy's website: www.pharmacy.ohio.gov.

(B) The state board of pharmacy may implement fee waivers for licensure. If implemented, fee waivers will be published on the state board of pharmacy's web site:www.pharmacy.ohio.gov.

Replaces: 4729-7-10

Effective: 3/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/01/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5903.10, 4729.26, 5903.04
Rule Amplifies: 4729.12, 4729.13, 4729.15, 4729.11
Prior Effective Dates: 01/20/2015