BOARD REVISES PROCESS FOR APPROVAL OF PHARMACIST:TECHNICIAN RATIO REQUESTS. The North Carolina Pharmacy Practice Act provides that “a pharmacist may not supervise more than two pharmacy technicians unless the pharmacist-manager receives written approval from the Board. The Board may not allow a pharmacist to supervise more than two pharmacy technicians unless the additional pharmacy technicians are certified pharmacy technicians.” G.S. 90-85.15A(c)). In light of changes to the North Carolina Pharmacy Practice Act granting qualified pharmacy technicians the authority to administer certain vaccines under pharmacist supervision, and (effective February 1, 2022) expansion of pharmacist’s ability to initiate and modify certain drug therapies, the Board has modified its process for reviewing and approving pharmacist:technician ratio requests.
A pharmacist-manager’s request for a 1:3, 1:4, or 1:5 pharmacist:technician ratio may be allowed by Board staff without formal Board action as long as the pharmacist-manager demonstrates that the pharmacy employs a sufficient number certified technicians to meet the ratio. A pharmacist-manager’s request for a 1:6 or higher pharmacist:technician ratio must be considered by the full Board.
More detail on the Board’s revised process, as well as instructions on how to submit a pharmacist:technician ratio request, is found here.
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