(A) The pharmacy internship credit requirement for the licensure examinations shall be deemed satisfactorily completed when the intern has either:
(1) Successfully graduated after December 31, 2006 with a doctor of pharmacy degree ("Pharm.D.") from a school of pharmacy approved by the "Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education" (A.C.P.E.) and the state board of pharmacy; or
(2) Obtained a total of at least one thousand seven hundred and forty hours of documented supervised practical experience accepted by the state board of pharmacy which may include any hours:
(a) Documented on a practical experience affidavit pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-06 of the Administrative Code; or
(b) Worked in another state where the appropriate licensing agency submits to the board an official verification of the actual practical experience contact hours completed that meets the requirements in paragraph (A)(2) of this rule.
(B) No internship credit shall be granted by the board for practical experience until a foreign pharmacy graduate has established educational equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission" (FPGEC) certificate, and has established proficiency in spoken English by successfully completing the "Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)" pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-07 of the Administrative Code.
(C) Practical experience obtained pursuant to paragraph (A)(2)(a) of this rule may include up to five hundred hours of internship credit at a site other than a pharmacy licensed as a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs (e.g., manufacturing, research, consulting, drug information, and drug utilization review). To receive credit for such experience, a formal request must be submitted to the director of licensing for approval prior to beginning the experience in these areas. The request shall include a detailed description of the internship with respect to time, place, duties, responsibilities, professional supervision, and the person supervising the experience. The request must be signed by both the intern and the person supervising the experience and returned with a completed statement of preceptor form. If approved by the board, the hours must be documented using a practical experience affidavit pursuant to rule 4729:2-2-06 of the Administrative Code.
(D) Internship credit may be denied for the practical experience accumulated when an intern is found in violation of section 4729.16 of the Revised Code or agency 4729 of the Administrative Code.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/76, 2/15/82, 3/19/87, 7/1/90, 7/1/92, 7/1/94, 1/17/97, 2/1/02, 2/1/03, 4/27/07, 10/27/11