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Regulatory Updates

Posted by Jessica Langley on March 2016


New Mexico Pharmacy Technician Regulatory Update

The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy has adopted rules that allow certified pharmacy technicians to perform data input at remote practice sites. They must be registered with the Board as certified pharmacy technicians and have at least 2 years of experience performing data entry functions as certified pharmacy technicians. For additional details, click here.


Louisiana Pharmacy Technician Regulatory Update

Starting on January 1, 2017, the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy now requires new pharmacy technicians seeking to apply for a state certificate to have completed a nationally-accredited, Board-approved training program. For additional details, click here.


District of Columbia Pharmacy Technician Regulatory Update

Effective 11/20/15, the District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy adopted regulations that require pharmacy technicians and technician trainees to register with the Board.
Technician registration eligibility includes:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or pass a Board-approved examination and
  • Current certification from NHA or PTCB or another Board-approved organization or
  • Completion of a Board-approved training program.
  • Criminal background check

After the first renewal, technicians must obtain 20 hours of approved CE, including 2 hours law and 2 hours medication safety.

The new regulations contain grandfathering provisions for technicians who are currently practicing but do not yet satisfy the eligibility criteria. For more information on the new requirements, please click here.

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