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RULE §297.11Temporary Emergency Registration

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

  (1) Emergency situation--An emergency caused by a natural or manmade disaster or any other exceptional situation that causes an extraordinary demand for pharmacist services.

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

(b) Emergency Temporary Pharmacy Technician Registration. In an emergency situation, the board may grant a pharmacy technician who holds a current registration in another state an emergency temporary pharmacy technician registration to practice in Texas. The following is applicable for the emergency temporary pharmacy technician registration.

  (1) An applicant for an emergency temporary pharmacy technician registration under this section must hold a current pharmacy technician registration in another state and that registration and other registrations held by the applicant in any other state may not be suspended, revoked, canceled, surrendered, or otherwise restricted for any reason.

  (2) To qualify for an emergency temporary pharmacy technician registration, the applicant must submit an application including the following information:

    (A) name, address, and phone number of the applicant; and

    (B) any other information the required by the board.

  (3) An emergency temporary pharmacy technician registration shall be valid for a period as determined by the board not to exceed six months. The executive director of the board, in his/her discretion, may renew the registration for an additional six months, if the emergency situation still exists.

(c) Exception. This section is not applicable to pharmacy technicians enrolled in a volunteer health registry maintained by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Source Note: The provisions of this §297.11 adopted to be effective June 11, 2015, 40 TexReg 3667

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