64B16-26.351. Standards for Approval of Registered Pharmacy Technician Training Programs  


Effective on Thursday, November 17, 2011
  • 1(1) The following programs are approved Registered Pharmacy Technician Training programs12:

    13(a) Pharmacy technician training programs accredited, 19on or before January 1, 2011 by the American Society of 30Health-System 31Pharmacists,

    32(b) Pharmacy technician training programs at institutions accredited, on or before January 1, 2011 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,

    54(c) Pharmacy technician training programs approved on or before January 1, 2011 by the Florida Commission for Independent Education,

    73(d) Pharmacy technician training programs provided by a branch of the federal armed services on or before January 1, 2011.

    93(e) Pharmacy technician training programs at institutions accredited on or before January 1, 2011 by the Council on Occupational Education.

    113(2) All programs not listed in paragraphs (1)(a) through (e) and which are not employer based programs, must:

    131(a) Meet the requirements of and be licensed by the Commission for Independent Education pursuant to Chapter 1005, F.S., or the equivalent licensing authority of another state or be within the public school system of the State of Florida; and:

    171(b) Offer a course of study that includes classroom study and clinical instruction that includes the following:

    1881. Introduction to pharmacy and health care systems:

    196a. Confidentiality,

    198b. Patient rights and Health Insurance Portability               205and Accountability Act (HIPAA),

    2092. Pharmacy law:

    212a. Federal law,

    215b. Florida State law,

    219c. Florida State rules,

    223d. Pharmacy technician Florida rules and law,

    2303. Pharmaceutical – medical terminology, abbreviations, and symbols:

    238a. Medication safety and error prevention,

    244b. Prescriptions and medication orders,

    2494. Records management and inventory control:

    255a. Pharmaceutical supplies,

    258b. Medication labeling,

    261c. Medication packaging and storage,

    266d. Controlled substances,

    269e. Adjudication and billing,

    2735. Interpersonal relations, communications, and ethics:

    279a. Diversity of communications,

    283b. Empathetic communications,

    286c. Ethics governing pharmacy practice,

    291d. Patient and caregiver communication,

    2966. Pharmaceutical calculations.

    299(c) Apply directly to the Board of Pharmacy 307on approved form DH-MQA 1239 “Board of Pharmacy Application for Registered Pharmacy Technician Training Programs,” effective December 2010, 326https://www.flrules.org/gateway/reference.asp?NO=Ref-00717, 327which is hereby incorporated by reference. To obtain an application, contact the Board of Pharmacy at 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C04, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3254, or (850) 488-0595, or download the application from the board’s website at http//:www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/pharmacy 365and provide the following information:

    3701. Sample transcript and diploma;

    3752. Copy of curriculum, catalog or other course descriptions; and

    3853. Faculty credentials.

    388(d) 389Use materials and methods that demonstrate that396:

    3971. Learning experiences and teaching methods convey the content stated above.

    4082. Time allocated for each participant shall be sufficient to meet the objectives of each activity.

    4243. Principles of adult education are utilized in determining teaching strategies and learning activities.

    438(e)               439Demonstrate that the faculty is qualified to teach the subject-matter by complying with the following:

    4541. The program shall provide evidence of academic preparation or experience in the subject matter by submitting a job description, resume or curriculum vitae which describes the faculty member’s work experience and level of academic preparation.

    4902. When the subject matter of an offering includes pharmacy technician practice, a licensed pharmacist or registered pharmacy technician with expertise in the content area must be involved in the planning and instruction.

    5233. Pharmacy technician faculty supervising learning experiences in a clinical area in this State shall be licensed or registered.

    542(3) All other training programs must be employer based. Any pharmacy technician training program sponsored by a Florida permitted pharmacy or affiliated group of pharmacies under common ownership, must contain a minimum of 160 hours of training, that extends over a period not to exceed 6 months; is provided solely to employees of said pharmacy or affiliated group; and has been approved by the Board. An application for approval of a Registered Pharmacy Technician Training Program shall be made on Board of Pharmacy approved form DH-MQA 1239 “Board of Pharmacy Application for Registered Pharmacy Technician Training Programs,” effective December 2010. The applicant must attach to the application copy of curriculum, catalog or other course description. All employer based programs must:

    663(a) Offer a course of study that includes a classroom study and clinical instruction that includes the following:

    6811. Introduction to pharmacy and health care systems:

    689a. Confidentiality,

    691b. Patient rights and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    7022. Pharmacy law:

    705a. Federal law,

    708b. Florida State law,

    712c. Florida State rules,

    716d. Pharmacy technician Florida rules and law.

    7233. Pharmaceutical-medical terminology, abbreviations, and symbols:

    729a. Medication safety and error prevention,

    735b. Prescriptions and medication orders.

    7404. Records management and inventory control:

    746a. Pharmaceutical supplies,

    749b. Medication labeling,

    752c. Medication packaging and storage,

    757d. Controlled substances,

    760e. Adjudication and billing.

    7645. Interpersonal relations, communications, and ethics:

    770a. Diversity of communications,

    774b. Empathetic communications,

    777c. Ethics governing pharmacy practice,

    782d. Patient and caregiver communication.

    7876. Pharmaceutical calculations.

    790(b) Use materials and methods that demonstrate that:

    7981. Learning experiences and teaching methods convey the content stated above.

    8092. Time allocated for each participant shall be sufficient to meet the objectives of each activity.

    8253. Principles of adult education are utilized in determining teaching strategies and learning activities.

    839(c) Demonstrate that the faculty is qualified to teach the subject matter by complying with the following:

    8561. The program shall provide evidence of academic preparation or experience in the subject matter by submitting a job description, resume or curriculum vitae which describes the faculty member’s work experience and level of academic preparation.

    8922. When the subject matter of an offering includes pharmacy technician practice, a licensed pharmacist or registered pharmacy technician with expertise in the content area must be involved in the planning and instruction.             

    9253. Pharmacy technician faculty supervising learning experiences in a clinical area in this State shall be licensed or registered.

    9444. When an offering includes clinical practice training in Florida, a Florida licensed pharmacist competent in the practice area shall provide supervision.

    966(d) Give participants an opportunity to evaluate learning experiences, 975instructional methods, facilities and resources used for the offering. 984To ensure participants will be given an opportunity to evaluate the program, the applicant must submit a sample evaluation to be reviewed by the Board.

    1009(e) Ensure that self-directed learning experiences, including but not limited to home study, computer programs, internet or web-based courses evaluate participant knowledge at the completion of the learning experience. The evaluation must include a minimum of 100 questions. The participant must achieve a minimum score of 70% on the evaluation to receive the certificate of completion. The evaluation must be graded by the provider.

    1073(f) Designate a person to assume responsibility for registered pharmacy technician training program. If the contact person is not a licensed pharmacist or registered pharmacy technician, provision should be made for insuring licensed pharmacist or registered pharmacy technician input in overall program planning and evaluation.

    1118(g) Establish written policies and procedures for implementation of the registered pharmacy technician training program.

    1133(h) Maintain a system of record-keeping which provides for storage of program information.

    1146(i) Maintain program records for a period not less than three years during which time the records must be available for inspection by the board or department.

    1173(j) Furnish each participant with an authenticated individual Certificate of Completion.

    1184Rulemaking Authority 1186465.014 FS. 1188Law Implemented 1190465.014 FS. 1192History–New 6-23-10, Amended 11-17-111196.

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