Current as of: 2010
(a) To qualify for registration an applicant shall be an individual who:
(1) Is currently certified by a national pharmacy technician certification program and complies with subsection (b)(6) of this section; or
(2) Meets the requirements of this section.
(b) The applicant shall:
(1) Be of good moral character;
(2) Be at least 17 years old;
(3) (i) 1. Be a high school graduate or have attained a high school equivalency; or
2. Be enrolled and in good standing at a high school; or
(ii) Meet the requirements in subsection (d) of this section;
(4) Have successfully passed an examination approved by the Board;
(5) Complete a pharmacy technician training program approved by the Board that:
(i) Includes 160 hours of work experience; and
(ii) Is no longer than 6 months’ duration; and
(6) Submit a request for a State criminal history records check.
(c) The Board may not approve an application until the State criminal history records check is completed.
(d) If an applicant does not meet the requirements of subsection (b)(3) through (5) of this section, the applicant qualifies for registration if:
(1) The applicant has worked in the pharmacy area of a pharmacy operated by the same pharmacy permit holder since January 1, 2006;
(2) The pharmacy permit holder for whom the applicant works attests in writing that the applicant has worked in the pharmacy area operated by the pharmacy permit holder continuously since January 1, 2006;
(3) A pharmacist who has supervised the applicant for at least 6 months attests in writing that the individual has performed competently; and
(4) The applicant otherwise meets the requirements of subsection (b) of this section.
(e) An individual, at least 16 years and 6 months old, may begin fulfilling the pharmacy technician registration requirements under this subtitle.
(f) (1) Subject to the provisions of this subsection, the Board may waive any requirement of this subtitle for an individual who is registered as or has worked as a pharmacy technician in another state.
(2) The Board may grant a waiver under this subsection only if the applicant:
(i) Pays the application fee required under § 12-6B-03 of this subtitle; and
(ii) 1. Provides sufficient evidence that the applicant was registered in a state with registration or licensing requirements that are substantially similar to the registration requirements of this subtitle; or
2. Has worked as a pharmacy technician in another state and satisfies any additional requirements established by the Board in regulation.Prev
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