4729-5-32 Criteria for licensure by reciprocity.

(A) Pursuant to section 4729.09 of the Revised Code:

(1) Certification that the credentials of an applicant for registration without examination, filed with the board of the state with which he/she holds a certificate of good standing, are at least the equivalent of those then required by the Ohio board, shall be filed on forms provided by the "National Association of Boards of Pharmacy" or similar forms recognized and approved by the board of pharmacy.

(2) An applicant who has met the requirements of the state with which he/she holds a certificate of good standing pursuant to a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC)" certificate shall be required to establish proficiency in spoken English by providing evidence of the successful completion of the "Test of Spoken English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test" (TOEFL iBT) pursuant to rule 4729-5-34 of the Administrative Code.

(3) Candidates who qualify for licensure by reciprocity shall personally appear before the full board within six months of the date that the application is filed with the board. Candidates who do not appear before the board within the six-month period must file a new application and fee for licensure by reciprocity.

(B) Pursuant to section 4729.071 of the Revised Code and rule 4729-5-12 of the Administrative Code a candidate must submit electronic fingerprint impressions for a criminal records check prior to receiving an initial license to practice as a pharmacist. A reciprocity candidate must submit fingerprint impressions no later than twelve months after the date the board receives the application materials. After twelve months a candidate must submit a new application, the required fee, fingerprint impressions, and again personally appear before the board as described in this rule.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/21/2016 and 12/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26, 4776.03
Rule Amplifies: 4729.071, 4729.09, 4776.01, 4776.02, 4776.04
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/84, 9/1/85, 4/1/89, 1/1/09, 1/1/11