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(1) To be registered as a pharmacy technician in this state, the applicant shall:

(a) be at least 18 years old;

(b) be a high school graduate or have attained an equivalent degree;

(c) be of good moral character;

(d) submit application on a form prescribed by the board;

(e) pay application fees as prescribed by the board; and

(f) submit a copy of proof of certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT), or other board-approved certifying entity.

(i) The board recognizes other Montana health care licensing boards as certifying entities for which licensees can assist the pharmacist(s) in administering vaccines, in compliance with state and federal requirements, under the supervision of a pharmacist, pursuant to the following restrictions:

(A)  The health care licensee is in good standing with their licensing board and is authorized to administer vaccines under their own scope of practice.  The health care licensee does not need a separate pharmacy technician license issued by the board.

(B) The pharmacist(s) is authorized to prescribe, dispense, and administer vaccines, pursuant to 37-7-105, MCA, and ARM 24.174.503, and in compliance with state and federal requirements.

(ii) The technician utilization plan must reflect use of health care licensees to assist pharmacists in administration of vaccines as authorized in (i) and their license must be conspicuously displayed at the pharmacy.

(2) An applicant for registration as a pharmacy technician in this state may apply for a temporary practice permit as authorized by 37-1-305, MCA, valid for one year from the date the permit was issued.

(3) No pharmacist, intern, or health care licensee whose license has been denied, revoked, or is currently suspended, or restricted for disciplinary purposes shall be eligible to be registered as a pharmacy technician.


History: 37-1-131, 37-7-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-305, 37-7-201, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 86, Eff. 1/18/02; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 74, Eff. 1/15/10; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 302, Eff. 3/27/15; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 1633, Eff. 9/21/19; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 401, Eff. 3/26/22.

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