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This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 4729:2-2-04 | Pharmacy intern license renewal and expiration.


(A) A pharmacy intern may renew the intern's license each year provided they are actively working toward the requirements for licensure as a pharmacist and otherwise meet the requirements and rules of the state board of pharmacy. The state board of pharmacy may refuse to grant or renew license to practice pharmacy as an intern.

(B) An intern shall be considered to be actively working towards licensure as a pharmacist if the intern has complied with all of the statutes and rules regarding internship since licensure as a pharmacy intern, and:

(1) The intern is currently enrolled in a school of pharmacy and is taking professional classes directly related to the practice of pharmacy; or

(2) The intern is a member of the armed forces and can provide evidence that the intern has has been accepted for enrollment in a school of pharmacy upon their release from the armed forces.

(C) An intern who has obtained a first professional degree in pharmacy from a school of pharmacy, or who has established equivalency by obtaining a "Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission" (FPGEC) certificate, may renew the intern's license only once. In the event of extraordinary circumstances and when due to no fault of the intern, the board may approve additional renewals.

(D) Upon receiving an initial license to practice as a pharmacist, the intern's license to practice as a pharmacy intern terminates.

(E) A pharmacy intern, other than a graduate pharmacist intern, must notify the state board of pharmacy, the intern's current employer and any subsequent employer where practicing as a pharmacy intern within seventy-two hours if they are no longer enrolled in a school of pharmacy. The person shall return their pharmacy intern certificate to the state board of pharmacy within ten days of notifying the board.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4729.26
Amplifies: 4729.08, 4729.11, 4729.12, 5903.10
Five Year Review Date: 9/15/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/1976, 8/1/1984, 9/1/1985, 7/1/1991, 7/1/1992, 1/17/1997, 2/1/2002, 2/1/2003, 2/1/2005, 4/27/2007