4729:3-2-02 Criminal records checks.

(A) An applicant seeking an initial registration as a pharmacy technician trainee, registered pharmacy technician or certified pharmacy technician must first submit fingerprint impressions to the Ohio bureau of criminal identification and investigation (BCI&I) for a criminal records check.

(B) Pursuant to section 4776.02 of the Revised Code, the criminal records check performed by BCI&I shall consist of both a BCI&I criminal records check and a federal bureau of investigation (FBI) criminal records check. BCI&I shall send the results of the BCI&I and FBI criminal records checks directly to the state board of pharmacy.

(C) The state board of pharmacy requires that the criminal records check:

(1) Be based on electronic fingerprint impressions that are submitted directly to BCI&I from a WebCheck provider agency or ink impressions. The state board of pharmacy may accept the results of a criminal records check based on ink impressions only in the following circumstances:

(a) Readable electronic fingerprint impressions cannot be obtained or are rejected by either BCI&I or FBI;

(b) The applicant is from out-of-state; or

(c) The applicant's home address is seventy-five miles or more from the nearest WebCheck location.

(D) Except as provided in paragraph (E) of this rule, results will only be considered valid if the fingerprint impressions were obtained within one year of the date the application is received by the board.

(E) Until April 6, 2019, an applicant for registration as a registered pharmacy technician or certified pharmacy technician who met the previous requirements to be a qualified pharmacy technician under section 4729.42 of the Revised Code, may satisfy the criminal records check requirements set forth in section 4729.90 of the Revised Code by either:

(1) Authorizing the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to make the results of a criminal records check of the applicant available to the state board of pharmacy. To meet the requirement, the criminal records check must have been conducted no earlier than twenty-four months prior to the date the application for registration is received by the board; or

(2) Submitting a copy of the results of the applicant's criminal records check that was performed by the applicant's employer to be a qualified pharmacy technician under section 4729.42 of the Revised Code to the state board of pharmacy. To meet the requirement, the criminal records check must have been conducted no earlier than twenty-four months prior to the date the application for registration is received by the board.

Effective: 11/20/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/20/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.94, 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.90, 4729.901, 4729.91, 4729.92, 4729.921, 4729.93, 4729.94, 4729.95, 4729.96