(A) Pursuant to section 4729.08 of the Revised Code, the state board of pharmacy recognizes and approves all pharmacy programs or schools of pharmacy that have candidate or accreditation status with accreditation council for pharmacy education (A.C.P.E.). The board, by resolution, reserves the right to:
(1) Deny the recognition or approval of a pharmacy program or school of pharmacy that meets A.C.P.E. candidate or accreditation status; or
(2) Recognize or approve a pharmacy program or school of pharmacy that does not meet A.C.P.E. candidate or accreditation status.
(B) For the purpose of satisfying the requirements of division (C) of section 4729.08 of the Revised Code, graduates of a school of pharmacy located outside the United States shall establish educational equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC)" certificate, and by establishing proficiency in spoken English by obtaining the minimum scores required by rule 4729-5-34 of the Administrative Code on the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)."
(C) The term "United States," as used in paragraph (B) of this rule, shall be deemed to include all states of the United States, the District of Columbia, and all territories and any commonwealths.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/30/2016 and 02/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11, 4729.12
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/76, 9/1/85, 7/1/92, 1/17/97, 2/1/02, 4/27/07, 10/27/11