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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 15TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY
CHAPTER 283LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS
RULE §283.2Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) ACPE--Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

  (2) Applicant--An individual having applied for licensure to act as a pharmacist in Texas.

  (3) Approved continuing education--Continuing education which meets the requirements of §295.8 of this title (relating to Continuing Education Requirements).

  (4) Board--The Texas State Board of Pharmacy; all members, divisions, departments, sections, and employees thereof.

  (5) College/School of pharmacy--A college/school of pharmacy whose professional degree program has been approved by the board and is either accredited by:

    (A) ACPE; or

    (B) the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for 1993 - 2004 graduates.

  (6) Competency--A demonstrated state of preparedness for the realities of professional pharmacy practice.

  (7) Didactic--Systematic classroom instruction.

  (8) Direct supervision--A pharmacist preceptor or healthcare professional preceptor is physically present and on-site at the licensed location of the pharmacy where the pharmacist-intern is performing pharmacist-intern duties.

  (9) Extended-intern--An intern, registered with the board, who has:

    (A) applied to the board for licensure by examination and has successfully passed the NAPLEX and Texas Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination but lacks the required number of hours of internship for licensure; or

    (B) applied to the board to take the NAPLEX and Texas Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examinations within six calendar months after graduation and has either:

      (i) graduated and received a professional degree from a college/school of pharmacy; or

      (ii) completed all of the requirements for graduation and for receipt of a professional degree from a college/school of pharmacy; or

    (C) applied to the board to take the NAPLEX and Texas Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examinations within six calendar months after obtaining full certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Commission; or

    (D) applied to the Board for re-issuance of a pharmacist license which has been expired for more than two years but less than ten years and has successfully passed the Texas Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, but lacks the required number of hours of internship or continuing education required for licensure; or

    (E) been ordered by the Board to complete an internship.

  (10) Foreign pharmacy graduate--An individual whose pharmacy degree was conferred by a pharmacy school whose professional degree program has not been accredited by ACPE and approved by the board. An individual whose pharmacy degree was conferred by a pharmacy school that was accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs between 1993 and 2004, inclusively, is not considered a foreign pharmacy graduate.

  (11) FPGEC--The Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Commission.

  (12) Healthcare Professional--An individual licensed as:

    (A) a physician, dentist, podiatrist, veterinarian, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant in Texas or another state; or

    (B) a pharmacist in a state other than Texas but not licensed in Texas.

  (13) Healthcare Professional Preceptor--A healthcare professional serving as an instructor for a Texas college/school-based internship program who is recognized by a Texas college/school of pharmacy to supervise and be responsible for the activities and functions of a student-intern or intern-trainee in the internship program.

  (14) Intern-trainee--An individual registered with the board, who is enrolled in the first year of the professional sequence of a Texas college/school of pharmacy and who may only work during times and in sites assigned by a Texas college/school of pharmacy.

  (15) Internship--A practical experience program that is approved by the board.

  (16) MPJE--Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination.

  (17) NABP--The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

  (18) NAPLEX--The North American Pharmacy Licensing Examination, or its predecessor, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Licensing Examination.

  (19) Pharmaceutical care--The provision of drug therapy and other pharmaceutical services defined in the rules of the board and intended to assist in the cure or prevention of a disease, elimination or reduction of a patient's symptoms, or arresting or slowing of a disease process.

  (20) Pharmacist-intern--An intern-trainee, a student-intern, a resident-intern, or an extended-intern who is participating in a board approved internship program.

  (21) Pharmacist Preceptor--A pharmacist licensed in Texas to practice pharmacy who meets the requirements under board rules and is recognized by the board to supervise and be responsible for the activities and functions of a pharmacist-intern in an internship program.

  (22) Resident-intern--An individual who is registered with the board and:

    (A) has graduated from a college/school of pharmacy; and

    (B) is completing a residency program in the state of Texas accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

  (23) Preceptor--A pharmacist preceptor or a healthcare professional preceptor.

  (24) Professional degree--A bachelor of science degree in pharmacy or a doctorate of pharmacy degree.

  (25) State--One of the 50 United States of America, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

  (26) Student-intern--An individual registered with the board who is enrolled in the professional sequence of a college/school of pharmacy, has completed the first professional year and obtained a minimum of 30 credit hours of work towards a professional degree in pharmacy, and is participating in a board-approved internship program.

  (27) Texas Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination--A licensing exam developed or approved by the Board which evaluates an applicant's knowledge of the drug and pharmacy requirements to practice pharmacy legally in the state of Texas.


Source Note: The provisions of this §283.2 adopted to be effective February 17, 1988, 13 TexReg 610; amended to be effective November 7, 1989, 14 TexReg 5687; amended to be effective March 19, 1990, 15 TexReg 1234; amended to be effective June 15, 1990, 15 TexReg 3334; amended to be effective June 1, 1994, 19 TexReg 3920; amended to be effective February 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 110; amended to be effective December 31, 1996, 21 TexReg 12297; amended to be effective March 19, 1998, 23 TexReg 2814; amended to be effective December 27, 2000, 25 TexReg 12689; amended to be effective June 11, 2006, 31 TexReg 4628; amended to be effective June 8, 2008, 33 TexReg 4304; amended to be effective March13, 2012, 37 TexReg 1705; amended to be effective December 6, 2015, 40 TexReg 8763; amended to be effective March 10, 2016, 41 TexReg 1689

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