Kan. Admin. Regs. § 68-5-18 - Pharmacy technicians; continuing education

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

(a)
(1) "Continuing education" shall mean an organized and systematic education experience beyond basic preparation that is designed to achieve the following:
(A)
(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 pharmacy technicians receive from continuing education providers.
(b) Twenty clock-hours of continuing education shall be required for renewal of a pharmacy technician registration during each registration period. Continuing education clock-hours may be prorated for registration periods that are less than biennial at a rate of 0.8 clock-hours per month.
(c)
(1) Each continuing education program shall be approved by the board. Each provider or registrant 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 cardiopulmonary 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 pharmacy technician for each continuing education program that the registrant has successfully completed. Each certificate shall be in a format approved by the board and shall include the following:
(A) The registrant'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 registrant;
(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 pharmacy technician 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 October 31 expiration date of each registration period.
(e) A licensee shall not be allowed to carry forward excess clock-hours earned in one registration period into the next registration period.
(f) The required continuing education shall be obtained in the two-year registration period ending on the October 31 expiration date of each registration.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 68-5-18
Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1630 and K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 65-1663; implementing K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 65-1663; amended by Kansas Register Volume 35, No. 31; effective 8/19/2016

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