4729.90 Applicants for registration as registered pharmacy technician.

(A) As used in this section, "responsible person" has the same meaning as in rules adopted by the state board of pharmacy under section 4729.26 of the Revised Code.

(B)

(1) An applicant for registration as a registered pharmacy technician shall:

(a) Be at least eighteen years of age;

(b) Possess a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalence or have been employed continuously since prior to April 8, 2009, as a pharmacy technician without a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalence;

(c) Be of good moral character, as defined in rules adopted by the state board of pharmacy under section 4729.26 of the Revised Code;

(d) Except as provided in division (D) of this section, comply with sections 4776.01 to 4776.04 of the Revised Code;

(e) Except as provided in division (E)(1) of this section, obtain from a pharmacy's responsible person an attestation that the applicant has successfully completed education and training that meets the requirements established by the board in rules adopted under section 4729.94 of the Revised Code.

(2) An applicant for registration as a certified pharmacy technician shall:

(a) Comply with divisions (B)(1)(a), (c), and (d) of this section;

(b) Possess a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalence;

(c) Except as provided in division (E)(2) of this section, obtain from a pharmacy's responsible person an attestation that the applicant has successfully completed education and training that meets the requirements established by the board in rules adopted under section 4729.94 of the Revised Code;

(d) Have a current pharmacy technician certification from an organization that has been recognized by the board.

(C) A pharmacist or pharmacy intern whose license has been denied, revoked, suspended, or otherwise restricted by the board shall not be registered as a registered pharmacy technician or certified pharmacy technician.

(D) Until the date that is two years after the effective date of this section, an applicant for registration as a registered pharmacy technician or certified pharmacy technician who meets the requirements to be a qualified pharmacy technician under section 4729.42 of the Revised Code, as it existed immediately prior to the effective date of section 4729.95 of the Revised Code, may, instead of complying with division (B)(1) (d) of this section, authorize 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. The criminal records check must have been conducted not earlier than twenty-four months before the date of the application for registration.

(E)

(1) Until the date that is two years after the effective date of this section, an applicant for registration as a registered pharmacy technician who meets the requirements to be a qualified pharmacy technician under section 4729.42 of the Revised Code, as it existed immediately prior to the effective date of section 4729.95 of the Revised Code, may, instead of complying with division (B)(1)(e) of this section, submit an attestation from a pharmacy's responsible person that the applicant has completed a pharmacy technician training program that is of appropriate breadth and depth to clearly address the competencies for a technician to safely and effectively work in that particular setting and includes instruction in all of the following:

(a) Packaging and labeling drugs;

(b) Pharmacy terminology;

(c) Basic drug information;

(d) Basic calculations;

(e) Quality control procedures;

(f) State and federal statutes, rules, and regulations regarding pharmacy technician duties, pharmacist duties, pharmacy intern duties, prescription or drug order processing procedures, non-sterile drug compounding, drug record-keeping requirements, patient confidentiality, security requirements, and storage requirements.

(2) Until the date that is two years after the effective date of this section, an applicant for registration as a certified pharmacy technician who meets the requirements to be a qualified pharmacy technician under section 4729.42 of the Revised Code, as it existed immediately prior to the effective date of section 4729.95 of the Revised Code, may, instead of complying with division (B)(2)(c) of this section, submit an attestation from a pharmacy's responsible person that the applicant has completed a pharmacy technician training program that is of appropriate breadth and depth to clearly address the competencies for a technician to safely and effectively work in that particular setting and includes instruction in all of the following:

(a) The topics listed in divisions (E)(1)(a) to (f) of this section;

(b) Sterile drug compounding;

(c) Preparing and mixing intravenous drugs to be injected into a human being.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 319, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.