4729-7-02 Requirements for renewal of a pharmacist identification card.

(A) Except as provided in rule 4729-7-08 of the Administrative Code, evidence of six C.E.U.s of approved continuing education shall be submitted by the date indicated on the continuing pharmacy education report form and at intervals. At least 0.3 C.E.U.s of the total required C.E.U.s must be obtained from Ohio state board of pharmacy approved programs in jurisprudence.

(B) Documentation of the required C.E.U.s shall be submitted on forms provided by the state board of pharmacy.

(C) The C.E.U.s must be obtained on or after March first of the year that is three years prior to May fifteenth of the year in which evidence of the continuing pharmacy education is required for identification card renewal. A pharmacist shall be subject to further action of the board if the continuing pharmacy education report forms are not filed by the date indicated on the continuing pharmacy education report form, or if the hours submitted are incomplete. If reporting continuing education is required after a pharmacist's license has lapsed or where the license is being renewed after board action, continuing education must be obtained during the three year period immediately preceding the date the renewal application is filed with the board office.

(D) C.E.U.s obtained in excess of the required C.E.U.s at the time the continuing education is required for identification card renewal, may not be transferred and applied to future requirements.

(E) A pharmacist whose identification card has lapsed or has been suspended may renew his/her identification card, if he/she qualifies for renewal pursuant to section 4729.12 or section 4729.13 of the revised Code, by paying the required fee, completing the application for renewal, and, if he/she would have been required to report continuing pharmacy education during the period of lapse or suspension, by providing evidence of having obtained the number of C.E.U.s required at the time of renewal by submitting the certificates of participation obtained during the three-year period immediately preceding the date of applying for renewal.

(F) Ohio-registered pharmacists who hold a current license in states where continuing education is mandatory, have met the continuing pharmacy education requirements of that state, and who do not practice pharmacy in Ohio, may renew their identification card by paying the required fee, completing the application for renewal, and submitting the following signed statement on their continuing pharmacy education report form:

"I declare under penalties of falsification that I hold a current and valid pharmacist license, number (insert license number), in the state of (insert name of state), that I have met the continuing pharmacy education requirements of this state and I do not presently practice pharmacy in the state of Ohio. I hereby agree to immediately notify the Ohio state board of pharmacy if I return and commence the practice of pharmacy in the state of Ohio."

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/11/2007 and 12/01/2012

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 4729.26

Rule Amplifies: 4729.12 , 4729.13

Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/1972, 09/15/1979, 02/15/1982, 07/01/1984, 09/01/1985, 03/21/1988, 07/01/1994, 02/15/1995, 04/15/1999, 02/01/2002, 01/01/2006, 04/27/2007