Lawriter - OAC - 4729:2-3-01. Practice as a pharmacy intern

4729:2-3-01. Practice as a pharmacy intern

In addition to assisting a pharmacist with technical functions, a pharmacy intern may perform the following professional functions under the direct supervision of a pharmacist:

(A) The sale of schedule V controlled substances pursuant to agency 4729 of the Administrative Code.
(B) The receipt of oral prescriptions pursuant to rule 4729:5-5-10 of the Administrative Code and other applicable provisions of agency 4729 of the Administrative Code.
(C) The transfer and receipt of a non-controlled prescription copy pursuant to rule 4729:5-5-11 of the Administrative Code and other applicable provisions of agency 4729 of the Administrative Code.
(D) The act of patient counseling pursuant to rule 4729:5-5-09 of the Administrative Code and other applicable provisions of agency 4729 of the Administrative Code.
(E) The administration of immunizations pursuant to section 4729.41 of the Revised Code and agency 4729 of the Administrative Code.
(F) The documentation of informed consent to administer an immunization pursuant to section 4729.41 of the Revised Code.
(G) The dispensing of naloxone pursuant to section 4729.44 of the Revised Code and other dangerous drugs as authorized under Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code.
(H) Non-sterile compounding.
(I) Sterile compounding.
(J) Sending or receiving electronic prescriptions between pharmacies accessing the same prescription records in a centralized database or pharmacy computers linked in any other manner.
(K) Contacting a prescriber or prescriber's agent to obtain clarification for a prescription order if the clarification does not require the exercise of professional judgment.
(L) Performing diagnostic laboratory testing pursuant to agency 4729 of the Administrative Code.
(M) Requesting refill authorizations for dangerous drugs from a prescriber or the prescriber's agent.
(N) Notwithstanding the definition of direct supervision, a pharmacy intern may stock an automated drug dispensing unit and floor stock at a location licensed as a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs if a pharmacist is not physically present at the licensed location and all of the following apply:
(1) A pharmacist is readily available to answer questions of the intern;
(2) A pharmacist is responsible for conducting routine verifications of the activities of the intern to prevent the diversion of dangerous drugs;
(3) A pharmacist is fully responsible for all activities conducted by the intern at the licensed location.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4729:2-3-01

History. Effective: 1/16/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 2/1/2024
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26, 3719.28
Rule Amplifies: 4729.28, 4729.41
Prior Effective Dates: 10/05/2015, 03/01/2019