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RULE §295.6Emergency Temporary Pharmacist License

(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 Pharmacist license. In an emergency situation, the board may grant a pharmacist who holds a license to practice pharmacy in another state an emergency temporary pharmacist license to practice in Texas. The following is applicable for the emergency temporary pharmacist license.

  (1) An applicant for an emergency temporary pharmacist license under this section must hold a current pharmacist license in another state and that license and other licenses 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 pharmacist license, 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 pharmacist license 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 license for an additional six months, if the emergency situation still exists.

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

Source Note: The provisions of this §295.6 adopted to be effective March 6, 2006, 31 TexReg 1445; amended to be effective June 11, 2015, 40 TexReg 3666

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