GENERAL GOVERNMENT CABINET

Kentucky Board of Pharmacy

(Amendment)

 

††††† 201 KAR 2:040. Registration of pharmacist interns.

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††††† RELATES TO: KRS 315.010(16), 315.020(3), (4), 315.050(4), (5), 315.191(1)(h)

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 315.050(4), (5), 315.191(1)(a), (h)

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: The Kentucky Board of Pharmacy is required by KRS 315.050(4) to establish standards for pharmacy intern certification. KRS 315.191(1)(h) authorizes the board to establish an apprentice program for training, qualifications, and registration of applicants for registration of pharmacist interns. This administrative regulation establishes the standards for training, qualifications, and registration of pharmacist interns.

 

††††† Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Academic experience program" means a course or series of courses taken by a pharmacist intern at a school or college of pharmacy approved by the board that involves actual practice of pharmacy experiences.

††††† (2) "Preceptor" means the pharmacist who is responsible to the board for the practice of pharmacy experiences of a pharmacist intern.

 

††††† Section 2. An applicant for registration as a pharmacist intern shall:

††††† (1) File an Application for Registration as a Pharmacist Intern, Form I, with the board;

††††† (2) Attach a recent head and shoulders passport photograph, that is not a proof copy or plastic identification; and

††††† (3) Submit proof of acceptance by a college or school of pharmacy approved by the board.

 

††††† Section 3. An applicant for examination for licensure as a pharmacist shall:

††††† (1) Complete 1,500 hours of internship;

††††† (2) Be awarded credit for internship for hours worked in a pharmacy or in related research during the time the pharmacist intern is enrolled in an approved school or college of pharmacy;

††††† (3) Not be awarded credit for hours worked in a pharmacy or in related research during the period the pharmacist intern is completing the academic experience program;

††††† (4) Be limited to internship credit:

††††† (a) Of forty-eight (48) hours per week during non-academic sessions if the pharmacist intern is in good standing with a college or school of pharmacy and the board; and

††††† (b) Of twenty (20) hours per week during academic sessions in a college or school of pharmacy. The maximum credit allowed for this enrolled time shall be 500 hours;

††††† (5) Be given credit for the following forms of internship:

††††† (a)[.] Completion of an academic experience program;

††††† (b)[.] Work performed in a pharmacy under the supervision of a preceptor;

††††† (c)[.] Work or research related to the practice of pharmacy that was performed under the supervision of a preceptor for a government body, college or university, pharmacy business, or other entity if the pharmacist intern has received prior approval by the board. The maximum credit allowed for this time shall be 400 hours and the pharmacist intern shall also file an essay of at least 500 words describing the work or research experience and the relation of the work or research to the practice of pharmacy, which shall be approved by the board president; or

††††† (d) An internship performed outside of Kentucky if the:

††††† 1. Requirements for internship in that state are at least equivalent to the requirements established in this administrative regulation; and

††††† 2. Board of licensure in that state has certified that the preceptor, pharmacy, government body, college or university, pharmaceutical business, or other entity is in good standing; and

††††† (6) Not be awarded credit for an internship completed prior to registration with the board.

††††† Section 4. A pharmacist intern shall: (1) Be issued a Registration Identification Card;

††††† (2) Carry the Registration Identification Card when on duty;[and]

††††† (3) Show it upon request to a member of the board or its authorized agent; and

††††† (4) Notify the board within thirty (30) days of any charge of:

††††† (a) A felony;

††††† (b) A violation of drug laws; or

††††† (c) A violation of alcohol laws.

 

††††† Section 5. The registration of a pharmacist intern shall be revoked if the pharmacist intern is not:

††††† (1) Currently enrolled in a college or school of pharmacy approved by the board;

††††† (2) A current applicant for licensure as a pharmacist in Kentucky; or

††††† (3) Awaiting the results of an examination.

 

††††† Section 6. The registration of a pharmacist intern shall not be revoked when the intern is not currently enrolled in a college or school of pharmacy approved by the board if the board finds that:

††††† (1) The intern is on a semester break; or

††††† (2) Personal or family health concerns or other reasons beyond the control of the pharmacist intern necessitate a temporary absence from enrollment and the absence is approved by the board.

 

††††† Section 7. A person who is not registered as a pharmacist intern shall not:

††††† (1) Hold himself out as a pharmacist intern; or

††††† (2) Perform the duties of a pharmacist intern.

 

††††† Section 8. (1) A preceptor shall be a pharmacist who:

††††† (a) Has a[Whose] license[is] in good standing;

††††† (b) Has been licensed by the board for at least one (1) year; and

††††† (c) Has requested in writing to be designated as a preceptor.

††††† (2) A preceptor shall be actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy in the location where the pharmacist intern performs his internship.

††††† (3) The preceptor shall supervise only one (1) pharmacist intern at a time for the purpose of the intern obtaining credit for the practice of pharmacy experience, unless the pharmacist is supervising interns as a faculty member at a school or college pharmacy approved by the board during an academic experience program.

 

††††† Section 9. Credit for Non-Academic Experience Programs. (1) Within ten (10) days of beginning an internship credit for non-academic experience program, a pharmacist intern shall submit a Pharmacist Preceptor's Affidavit, Form II.

††††† (2) On or before graduation from a college or school of pharmacy, a pharmacist intern shall submit an Internship Report, Form III.

 

††††† Section 10. Credit for Academic Experience Programs. (1) For a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, credit shall be awarded for each hour of successful completion of an academic experience program at a college or school of pharmacy approved by the board.

††††† (2) An academic experience program shall be reported on an Academic Experience Affidavit, Form IV, which shall be filed with the board upon completion of the academic experience program or prior to certification for examination.

 

††††† Section 11. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

††††† (a) "Application for Registration as a Pharmacist Intern", Form I, 11/2012;

††††† (b) "Pharmacist Preceptorís Affidavit", Form II, 11/2012

††††† (c) "Internship Report", Form III, 11/2012; and

††††† (d) "Academic Experience Affidavit", Form IV, 11/2012.

††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, State Office Building Annex, Suite 300, 125 Holmes Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

CATHY HANNA, President

††††† APPROVED BY AGENCY: July 14, 2014

††††† FILED WITH LRC: July 15, 2014 at 9 a.m.

††††† PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: A public hearing on this administrative hearing shall be held on Thursday August 28, 2014 at 10.00 a.m. at the Boardís office, State Office Building Annex, Suite 300, 125 Holmes Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Individuals interested in attending this hearing shall notify this agency in writing by five workdays prior to this hearing, of their intent to attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing is received by that date, the hearing may be cancelled. This hearing is open to the public. Any person will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed administrative regulation. A transcript of the public hearing will not be made unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish to attend the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted until Tuesday, close of business, September 2, 2014. Send written notification of intent to attend the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to:

††††† CONTACT PERSON: Michael Burleson, Executive Director, Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, State Office Building Annex, Suite 300, 125 Holmes Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 564-7910, fax (502) 696-3806.

 

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT

 

Contact person: Michael Burleson

††††† (1) Provide a brief summary of:

††††† (a) What this administrative regulation does: This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for a pharmacist intern to notify the board within thirty (30) days of any charge of a felony, a violation of drug laws, or a violation of alcohol laws.

††††† (b) The necessity of this administrative regulation: This regulation is necessary to notify individuals of the requirement that a pharmacist intern notify the board within thirty (30) days of any charge of a felony, a violation of drug laws, or a violation of alcohol laws.

††††† (c) How this administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statues: The regulation is in conformity with the authorizing statute that authorizes the board to promulgate administrative regulations regarding pharmacist interns.

††††† (d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: This regulation delineates the procedures for pharmacist interns to notify the board within thirty (30) days of any charge against them for a felony, a violation of drug laws, or a violation of alcohol laws.

††††† (2) If this is an amendment to an existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:

††††† (a) How the amendment will change this existing administrative regulation: This administrative regulation details when a pharmacist intern must notify the board within thirty (30) days of a charge of a felony, a violation of drug laws, or a violation of alcohol laws.

††††† (b) The necessity of the amendment to this administrative regulation: Requires a pharmacist intern to notify the board within thirty (30) days of any charge of a felony, a violation of drug laws, or a violation of alcohol laws.

††††† (c) How the amendment conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes: This amendment authorizes the board to promulgate regulations regarding the requirements of a pharmacist intern.

††††† (d) How the amendment will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: This amendment will allow the board to require that pharmacist interns must report to the board within thirty (30) days of any charge of a felony, a violation of drugs laws, or a violation of alcohol laws.

††††† (3) List the type and number of individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected by this administrative regulation: The board anticipates that this will affect 200 pharmacist interns that are registered with the board.

††††† (4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment, including:

††††† (a) List the actions that each of the regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to take to comply with this administrative regulation: The board will be notified by the pharmacist intern of any charge of a felony, a violation of drug laws, or a violation of alcohol laws.

††††† (b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified in question (3): Each applicant will pay a fee of twenty-five (25) dollars for registration as a pharmacist intern and this expires in six (6) years. This fee is already established.

††††† (c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3): An applicant shall report in thirty (30) days.

††††† (5) Provide an estimate of how much it will cost to implement this administrative regulation:

††††† (a) Initially: No new costs initially.

††††† (b) On a continuing basis: None

††††† (6) What is the source of the funding to be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation: None

††††† (7) Provide an assessment of whether an increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change if it is an amendment: No new fee will be established.

††††† (8) State whether or not this administrative regulation establishes any fees or directly or indirectly increases any fees: This administrative regulation does not establish a fee.

††††† (9) TIERING: Is tiering applied? Tiering was applied as the regulation is applicable to any individual that is registered as a pharmacist intern in Kentucky.

 

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

††††† (1) What units, parts, or divisions of state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation? The Kentucky Board of Pharmacy will be impacted by this administrative regulation.

††††† (2) Identify each state or federal statute or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the administrative regulation. KRS 315.191(1) requires or authorizes the action taken by this administrative regulation.

††††† (3) Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect.

††††† (a) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first year? None.

††††† (b) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for subsequent years: None.

††††† (c) How much will it cost to administer this program for the first year? None.

††††† (d) How much will it cost to administer this program for subsequent years? None

††††† Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the administrative regulation.

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