Kan. Admin. Regs. § 68-1-1b - Continuing education for pharmacists

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(1) "Continuing education" shall mean an organized and systematic education experience beyond basic preparation that is designed to achieve the following:
(i) Increase knowledge, improve skills, or enhance the practice of pharmacy; or
(ii) improve protection of the public health and welfare; and
(B) ensure continued competence.
(2) "ACPE-NABP CPE monitor service" shall mean the electronic tracking service of the accreditation council for pharmacy education and the national association of boards of pharmacy for monitoring continuing education that pharmacists receive from continuing education providers.
(b) Thirty clock-hours of continuing education shall be required for renewal of a pharmacist license during each licensure period. Continuing education clock-hours may be prorated for licensure periods that are less than biennial at a rate of 1.25 clock-hours per month.
(1) Each continuing education program shall be approved by the board. Each provider or licensee shall submit the continuing education program to the board at least 10 days in advance for consideration for approval. Each provider shall advertise the continuing education program as having only pending approval until the provider is notified of approval by the board.
(2) Continuing education programs shall not include in-service programs, on-the-job training, orientation for a job, an education program open to the general public, a car-diopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course, a basic cardiac life support (BCLS) course, emergency or disaster training or direct experience at a healthcare facility under a code blue, testing out of a course, and medical school courses.
(3) Each provider shall furnish a certificate of completion to the licensee for each continuing education program that the licensee has successfully completed. Each certificate shall be in a format approved by the board and shall include the following:
(A) The licensee's name;
(B) the title and date of the approved continuing education program;
(C) the name of the provider;
(D) the number of continuing education clock-hours approved by the board;
(E) the number of continuing education clock-hours completed by the licensee;
(F) the approved program number issued by the board; and
(G) the provider's dated signature, certifying program completion.
(d) Within 30 days of completion, each licensee shall submit to the board proof of completion of any approved continuing education program not reported to the ACPE-NABP CPE monitor service. No credit shall be given for any certificate of completion received by the board after the June 30 expiration date of each licensure period.
(e) A licensee shall not be allowed to carry forward excess clock-hours earned in one licensure period into the next licensure period.
(f) The required continuing education shall be obtained in the two-year licensure period ending on the June 30 expiration date of each license.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 68-1-1b
Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1630; implementing K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 65-1632; effective, E-76-31, Aug. 11, 1975; effective May 1, 1976; amended May 1, 1978; amended May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended July 1, 1990; amended July 31, 1998; amended Oct. 20, 2006; amended April 23, 2010; amended by Kansas Register Volume 35, No. 31; effective 8/19/2016

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