Chapter 4729-6 Impaired Pharmacists

4729-6-01 Continuing education providers - definitions.

(A) "A.C.P.E." means the accreditation council for pharmacy education.

(B) "Continuing education unit" or "C.E.U." means ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing pharmacy education experience presented by a provider listed in paragraph (C) of this rule.

(C) "Continuing pharmacy education" or "continuing education", as required in section 4729.12 of the Revised Code, is defined as post-licensure pharmacy education undertaken to maintain professional competency to practice pharmacy, improve professional skills, and preserve uniform qualifications for continuing the practice of the profession for the purpose of protecting public health and welfare. Continuing pharmacy education may be obtained from any of the following providers:

(1) A pharmacy jurisprudence program pursuant to paragraph (E) of this rule;

(2) An approved in-state provider of volunteer healthcare services in accordance rule 4729-6-03 of the Administrative Code;

(3) An A.C.P.E. accredited continuing education provider.

(D) "In-state provider" means an Ohio provider approved by the state board of pharmacy to provide the following continuing pharmacy education:

(1) Board approved pharmacy jurisprudence in accordance with paragraph (E)(2) of this rule; or

(2) Volunteer healthcare services in accordance with paragraph (C)(2) of this rule.

(E) "Pharmacy jurisprudence" continuing education shall include any of the following:

(1) An A.C.P.E. law program as identified by A.C.P.E numbering convention "03";

(2) A board of pharmacy approved continuing education program provided by an in- state approved jurisprudence provider in accordance with rule 4729-6-02 of the Administrative Code that pertains to current or recent changes to laws, rules, and regulations relating to the practice of pharmacy; or

(3) A program presented by the state board of pharmacy that pertains to current or recent changes to laws, rules, and regulations relating to the practice of pharmacy.

(F) All C.E.U.s obtained from an approved in-state provider prior to the effective date of this rule shall be deemed valid for pharmacist continuing education requirements pursuant to Chapter 4729:1-5 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 4729-7-01

Effective: 9/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.01, 4729.12
Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/72, 09/15/1979, 02/15/1995, 03/01/1999, 01/01/2004, 01/01/2006, 04/27/2007, 01/01/2009, 01/15/2016

4729-6-02 Criteria for in-state approved providers of pharmacy jurisprudence continuing education.

In-state providers of pharmacy jurisprudence continuing education who seek approval by the state board of pharmacy must demonstrate ability and willingness to offer quality pharmacy jurisprudence continuing education in a responsible manner and shall submit evidence of this on applications developed by the board. The minimum criteria shall include:

(A) There shall be a program director charged with the administration of the continuing pharmacy education program that serves as a liaison to the board. Unless otherwise approved by the board, the program director shall be a pharmacist licensed to practice pharmacy in Ohio.

(B) Providers shall award pharmacy jurisprudence continuing education credit to successful participants in units consisting of C.E.U.s.

(C) Providers shall maintain a list of successful program or experience participants and the participants' Ohio license or registration numbers for a five-year period to be made available to the board upon request.

(D) Providers shall award a certificate to each successful participant containing at least the following information:

(1) The name of the provider;

(2) The completion date of the experience;

(3) The name of the participant;

(4) The title of the experience;

(5) The number of C.E.U.s the experience has been assigned;

(6) The program or experience identification number according to the numbering system designated by the board;

(7) The manual signature, including a scanned image, or the electronic signature of the program director listed in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(E) Ohio jurisprudence program providers shall submit, in a manner determined by the board, a provider program notice and list of successful participants and the participants' license or registration numbers to the board no later than sixty days after a program is presented.

(F) Providers shall develop and employ evaluation techniques that will assess the effectiveness of the continuing pharmacy education experiences with the goal of continual improvement.

(G) Providers should utilize an evaluation mechanism to allow each participant to assess the achievement of personal objectives.

(H) All programs offered by an approved pharmacy jurisprudence provider shall be no less than one contact hour of participation ( 0.1 C.E.U.). Programs offered after the effective date of this rule that are less than 0.1 C.E.U. will not be accepted by the board for licensure or registration renewal.

(I) Jurisprudence continuing education programs shall also meet the following requirements:

(1) Contain accurate information on current laws, rules, and regulations;

(2) Consist of information relevant to the practice of pharmacy in Ohio;

(3) Be presented in an unbiased manner; and

(4) Shall not be utilized for more than two years from the date the program was approved by the state board of pharmacy.

(J) If an initial jurisprudence program submission is denied by the state board of pharmacy, the approved pharmacy jurisprudence continuing education provider may resubmit that program to address the problem areas outlined by the board during the review process. If the resubmitted program is not approved by the board, the provider shall not submit a program covering the same topic for a period of one year from the date of the denial.

(K)

(1) Once approved as an in-state provider of pharmacy jurisprudence continuing education, the provider shall maintain or update the provider's contact information, at a minimum, biennially, in accordance with a schedule adopted by the board. Contact information shall be updated using a form approved by the board.

(2) Providers who have not complied with paragraph (K)(1) of this rule shall no longer be deemed as an approved in-state provider of pharmacy jurisprudence continuing education. The provider shall have to resubmit an application for approval in accordance with this rule.

(L) The board of pharmacy, upon receipt of evidence that any approved provider is presenting experiences not conforming to the requirements of this rule, may place a provider on probationary status or revoke such approval.

Effective: 9/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.12

4729-6-03 Criteria for in-state approved providers of continuing pharmacy education for providing volunteer health care services.

In-state providers seeking approval by the state board of pharmacy must demonstrate ability and willingness to monitor and report volunteer services for continuing pharmacy education provided in accordance with section 4745.04 of the Revised Code in a responsible manner and shall submit evidence of this on applications developed by the board. The minimum criteria shall include:

(A) There shall be a program director charged with the administration of the continuing pharmacy education program that serves as a liaison to the board. The program director shall be a designated representative of the entity that provides health care services.

(B) Providers shall award continuing pharmacy education credit to successful participants in units consisting of C.E.U.s and in accordance with the requirements of section 4745.04 of the Revised Code.

(C) Providers shall maintain a list of the number and date of volunteer hours of participants and the participants' Ohio license or registration numbers for a five-year period to be made available to the board upon request.

(D) Providers shall award a certificate to each successful participant containing at least the following information:

(1) The name of the provider;

(2) The completion date of the experience;

(3) The name of the participant;

(4) The title of the experience;

(5) The number of C.E.U.s the experience has been assigned;

(6) The program or experience identification number according to the numbering system designated by the board;

(7) The manual signature, including a scanned image, or the electronic signature of the program director listed in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(E) All in-state providers shall provide, in a manner determined by the board, a provider program notice and list of successful participants and the participants' license or registration numbers to the board no later than sixty days after the date of volunteer service is completed.

(F) The board of pharmacy, upon receipt of evidence that any approved provider is presenting experiences not conforming to the requirements pursuant to this rule, may place a provider on probationary status or revoke such approval.

(G) All C.E.U.s shall be awarded in half hour increments at the rate of 0.05 C.E.U.s for each thirty minutes spent providing health care services as a volunteer.

(H) Once approved as an in-state provider of continuing pharmacy education for providing volunteer health care services, the provider shall maintain or update the provider's contact information, at a minimum, biennially, in accordance with a schedule adopted by the board. Contact information shall be updated using a form approved by the board. Providers who have not complied with this paragraph shall no longer be deemed as an approved in-state provider. The provider shall have to resubmit an application for approval in accordance with this rule.

Effective: 9/16/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/16/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.12

4729-6-04 Approval of treatment providers. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 4-27-07

4729-6-05 [Rescinded] Requirements for limited approved treatment providers.

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/26/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3719.28, 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 3719.121, 4729.18
Prior Effective Dates: 4/27/07, 11/22/2011

4729-6-06 Qualifications of approved treatment providers. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 4-27-07

4729-6-08 Requirements for approved treatment providers and limited approved treatment providers. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 5-1-07

4729-6-10 [Rescinded] Summary suspension, license of impaired pharmacist.

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/26/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3719.28, 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 3719.121, 4729.18
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/92, 11/22/11