Chapter 4729-4 Pharmacy Technician Training Program

4729-4-01 Definitions.

As used in Chapter 4729-4 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Compounding" has the same meaning as defined in division (C) of section 4729.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Package or label any drug" means the placement of a drug into a container or package and the affixing of a drug label or drug information to the immediate drug container or drug package.

(C) "Prepare or mix any intravenous drug to be injected into a human being" has the same meaning as "Compounding" as defined in division (C) of section 4729.01 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Qualified pharmacy technician" has the same meaning as defined in section 4729.42 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 06/21/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/31/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26 , 4729.42
Rule Amplifies: 4729.42

4729-4-02 Board approved examination for qualified pharmacy technicians.

A board approved examination for qualified pharmacy technicians required in section 4729.42 of the Revised Code means either of the following:

(A) An examination provided by a national pharmacy technician certification program that is accredited by the national commission for certifying agencies. Information regarding these examinations will be posted on the board's web site (www.pharmacy.ohio.gov).

(B) An examination provided by an employer after being approved by the board of pharmacy.

(1) The employer shall ensure that the examination is of appropriate breadth and depth, clearly addressing the competencies required for a technician to safely and effectively work in that particular setting and shall include at a minimum the following:

(a) The applicable employer practice areas specified in division (B) of section 4729.42 of the Revised Code;

(b) Pharmacy terminology;

(c) Basic drug information;

(d) Basic calculations;

(e) Quality control procedures;

(f) State and federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding:

(i) Qualified pharmacy technician duties;

(ii) Pharmacist duties;

(iii) Pharmacy intern duties;

(iv) Prescription or drug order processing procedures;

(v) Drug record keeping requirements;

(vi) Patient confidentiality;

(vii) Security requirements;

(viii) Storage requirements.

(2) An examination provided by an employer shall only be considered as an approved examination for that employer.

(3) The employer shall have procedures that ensure the security and integrity of the examination materials, describe the testing format, and define the successful completion of an examination which must be at least seventy-five per cent. The administration of an examination shall be supervised by a proctor and at a minimum shall consist primarily of multiple choice, essay, or short answer questions. The questions on the examination shall not be given to the examinee prior to taking the examination. The answers to the examination must not be given to the examinee prior to or during the examination. The examinee shall agree in writing not to share the questions or answers to the examination with any other person.

(4) The employer shall maintain the examinations and scores of all of the employees who successfully passed an examination for a minimum of three years after the employee ceases employment.

(5) An employer shall provide the examination procedures and the examination materials to the board for review and approval. The board, after reviewing the examination procedures and materials, may approve the examination program or return it to the employer for revision without approval. If an examination program has been returned for revision without approval, the board will indicate the reasons for the rejection and it may not be used further until the board has approved it. If requested by the state board of pharmacy, an employer shall provide the examination results to the board within three working days, excluding weekends and holidays.

Effective: 07/25/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/31/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26 , 4729.42
Rule Amplifies: 4729.42

4729-4-03 Qualified pharmacy technician training program.

A pharmacy technician training program pursuant to division ( F) of section 4729.42 of the Revised Code shall be of appropriate breadth and depth, clearly addressing the competencies for a technician to safely and effectively work in that particular setting and shall include at a minimum the following:

(A) The applicable practice areas specified in division (B) of section 4729.42 of the Revised Code;

(B) Pharmacy terminology;

(C) Basic drug information;

(D) Basic calculations;

(E) Quality control procedures;

(F) State and federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding:

(1) Qualified pharmacy technician duties;

(2) Pharmacist duties;

(3) Pharmacy intern duties;

(4) Prescription or drug order processing procedures;

(5) Drug record keeping requirements;

(6) Patient confidentiality;

(7) Security requirements;

(8) Storage requirements.

Effective: 10/27/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/31/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26 , 4729.42
Rule Amplifies: 4729.42
Prior Effective Dates: 06/21/09

4729-4-04 Criminal records check for qualified pharmacy technicians.

(A) Pursuant to sections 4729.42 and 4776.02 of the Revised Code, the criminal records check performed by the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation (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 criminal records check directly to the employer or potential employer. BCI&I shall provide a letter regarding the FBI criminal records check to the employer or potential employer stating that there is either no record of any conviction or a letter stating that the request may not meet the criteria. When an employer or potential employer receives a letter stating that the request may not meet the criteria, they may share this information with the employee or potential employee. In order to complete the criminal records check, the employee or potential employee must then complete a "Request for Release-FBI Rapsheet" and send it to BCI&I to request a copy of the FBI criminal record results be sent directly to the employee or potential employee. The employee or potential employee is then responsible for providing the FBI criminal records check results to the employer or potential employer. The employee or potential employee must provide the results to the employer or potential employer. The employee or potential employee must provide the results to the employer or potential employer in the original sealed envelope received from BCI&I.

(B) The criminal records check shall be based on electronic fingerprint impressions that are submitted directly to BCI&I from a "WebCheck" provider agency located in Ohio. The employer may accept the results of a criminal records check based on ink impressions from a "WebCheck" provider agency only in the event that readable electronic fingerprint impressions cannot be obtained.

Effective: 06/21/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/31/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26 , 4729.42
Rule Amplifies: 4729.42 , 4776.02 , 4776.04