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RULE §295.12Pharmacist Certification Programs

(a) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide standards for the recognition and approval of pharmacist certification programs as authorized by §554.0021, Occupations Code.

(b) Definitions. The following words and terms, when used in this section, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

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

  (2) Approved Provider of Pharmacist Certificate Programs--An individual, institution, organization, association, corporation, or agency that is approved by the board and recognized by ACPE in accordance with its policy and procedures, as having:

    (A) met criteria indicative of the ability to provide quality continuing education programs; and

    (B) met the procedures outlines in the ACPE "Guidance Document for Practice Based Activities."

  (3) Board--The Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

(c) Recognized Certification Programs.

  (1) The board shall recognize as certified, any pharmacist that successfully completes:

    (A) any program offered by an approved provider of pharmacist certificate programs;

    (B) any program that meets the requirements of §295.15 of this title (relating to Administration of Immunizations or Vaccinations by a Pharmacist under Written Protocol of a Physician);

    (C) any certification offered by the:

      (i) Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties;

      (ii) American Society of Consultant Pharmacists;

      (iii) American Board of Clinical Pharmacology;

      (iv) American Board of Applied Toxicology; and

      (v) American Academy of Pain Management; or

    (D) any additional certifications as published on the board's website.

  (2) Texas pharmacists may not identify themselves as certified unless they have completed one of the programs specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection.

Source Note: The provisions of this §295.12 adopted to be effective December 19, 2001, 26 TexReg 10312; amended to be effective December 10, 2013, 38 TexReg 8888

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