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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 15TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY
CHAPTER 283LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS
RULE §283.6Preceptor Requirements and Ratio of Preceptors to Pharmacist-Interns

(a) Preceptor requirements.

  (1) Preceptors shall be:

    (A) a pharmacist whose license to practice pharmacy in Texas is current and not on inactive status with the board; or

    (B) a healthcare professional preceptor.

  (2) To be recognized as a pharmacist preceptor, a pharmacist must:

    (A) have at least:

      (i) one year of experience as a licensed pharmacist; or

      (ii) six months of residency training if the pharmacy resident is in a program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists;

    (B) have completed:

      (i) for initial certification, three hours of pharmacist preceptor training provided by an ACPE approved provider within the previous two years. Such training shall be:

        (I) developed by a Texas college/school of pharmacy; or

        (II) approved by:

          (-a-) a committee comprised of the Texas college/schools of pharmacy; or

          (-b-) the board; or

      (ii) to continue certification, three hours of pharmacist preceptor training provided by an ACPE approved provider within the pharmacist's current license renewal period. Such training shall be:

        (I) developed by a Texas college/school of pharmacy; or

        (II) approved by:

          (-a-) a committee comprised of the Texas college/schools of pharmacy; or

          (-b-) the board; and

    (C) meet the requirements of subsection (c) of this section.

(b) Ratio of preceptors to pharmacist-interns.

  (1) A preceptor may supervise only one pharmacist-intern at any given time (1:1 ratio) except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection.

  (2) The following is applicable to Texas college/school of pharmacy internship programs only.

    (A) Supervision. Supervision of a pharmacist-intern shall be:

      (i) direct supervision when the student-intern or intern-trainee is engaged in functions associated with the preparation and delivery of prescription or medication drug orders; and

      (ii) general supervision when the student-intern or intern-trainee is engaged in functions not associated with the preparation and delivery of prescription or medication drug orders.

    (B) Exceptions to the 1:1 ratio. There is no ratio requirement for preceptors supervising intern-trainees and student-interns as a part of a Texas college/school of pharmacy program.

(c) No pharmacist may serve as a pharmacist preceptor if his or her license to practice pharmacy has been the subject of an order of the board imposing any penalty set out in §565.051 of the Act during the period he or she is serving as a pharmacist preceptor or within the three-year period immediately preceding application for approval as a pharmacist preceptor. Provided, however, a pharmacist who has been the subject of such an order of the board may petition the board, in writing, for approval to act as a pharmacist preceptor. The board may consider the following items in approving a pharmacist's petition to act as a pharmacist preceptor:

  (1) the type and gravity of the offense for which the pharmacist's license was disciplined;

  (2) the length of time since the action that caused the order;

  (3) the length of time the pharmacist has previously served as a preceptor;

  (4) the availability of other preceptors in the area;

  (5) the reason(s) the pharmacist believes he/she should serve as a preceptor;

  (6) a letter of recommendation from a Texas college/school of pharmacy if the pharmacist will be serving as a pharmacist preceptor for a Texas college/school of pharmacy; and

  (7) any other factor presented by the pharmacist demonstrating good cause why the pharmacist should be allowed to act as a pharmacist preceptor.

(d) The fee for issuance of a duplicate or amended preceptor certificate shall be $20.


Source Note: The provisions of this §283.6 adopted to be effective February 17, 1988, 13 TexReg 610; amended to be effective February 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 110; amended to be effective January 12, 1998, 23 TexReg 134; amended to be effective October 4, 1998, 23 TexReg 9745; amended to be effective June 20, 2001, 26 TexReg 4478; amended to be effective June 13, 2002, 27 TexReg 4947; amended to be effective September 10, 2003, 28 TexReg 7709; amended to be effective March 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 1950; amended to be effective March 6, 2006, 31 TexReg 1439; amended to be effective June 11, 2006, 31 TexReg 4628; amended to be effective June8,2008, 33 TexReg 4304; amended to be effective June 7, 2009, 34 TexReg 3390; amended to be effective June 20, 2019, 44 TexReg 2945

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