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      RS 37:1212     


§1212.  Pharmacy technicians

The board may register individuals as pharmacy technician candidates and certify individuals as pharmacy technicians, both of whom may assist a pharmacist in the practice of pharmacy, as specified in board rules.  Notwithstanding any provision in law to the contrary, in all cases, a pharmacist must verify the accuracy of a prescription before the drug or device may be transferred to a patient or patient's agent.  The board may also set minimum training and education requirements and examinations for certification as a pharmacy technician as it deems necessary.  The board may, by rule, establish ratios for pharmacy technician candidates to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to pharmacists, but in no case shall such ratio be less than two pharmacy technicians to one pharmacist.

Acts 1999, No. 269, §1; Acts 1999, No. 767, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1328, §1; Acts 2004, No. 131, §1; Acts 2005, No. 387, §1.

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