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RULE §283.5Pharmacist-Intern Duties

(a) A pharmacist-intern participating in a board-approved internship program may perform any duty of a pharmacist provided the duties are delegated by and under the supervision of:

  (1) a pharmacist licensed by the board and approved as a preceptor by the board; or

  (2) a healthcare professional preceptor.

(b) When not under the supervision of a pharmacist preceptor, a pharmacist-intern may function as a pharmacy technician and perform all of the duties of a pharmacy technician without registering as a pharmacy technician provided the pharmacist-intern:

  (1) is registered with the board as a pharmacist-intern;

  (2) is under the direct supervision of a pharmacist;

  (3) has completed the pharmacy's on-site technician training program;

  (4) has completed the training required for pharmacists in §291.133 of this title (relating to Pharmacies Compounding Sterile Preparations) if the pharmacist-intern is involved in compounding sterile preparations; and

  (5) is not counted as a pharmacy technician in the ratio of pharmacists to pharmacy technicians.

(c) A pharmacist-intern may not:

  (1) present or identify himself/herself as a pharmacist;

  (2) sign or initial any document which is required to be signed or initialed by a pharmacist unless a preceptor cosigns the document; or

  (3) independently supervise pharmacy technicians or pharmacy technician trainees.

Source Note: The provisions of this §283.5 adopted to be effective February 15, 1988, 13 TexReg 610; amended to be effective February 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 110; amended to be effective June 30, 1997, 22 TexReg 5924; amended to be effective June 4, 2000, 25 TexReg 4777; amended to be effective June 20, 2001, 26 TexReg 4478; amended to be effective March 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 1949; amended to be effective June 8, 2008, 33 TexReg 4304; amended to be effective March 10, 2016, 41 TexReg 1689; amended to be effective June 18, 2020, 45 TexReg 4034; amended to be effective December 10, 2020, 45 TexReg 8850

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