(1) A registered pharmacist in good standing in the state of Montana may apply to the board for permission to use the services of a pharmacy technician by submitting to the board:
(a) an application on a form prescribed by the board;
(b) a summary of the utilization plan, to include information showing compliance with all requirements set forth in these rules, plus all other requirements of 37-7-307 , 37-7-308 , and 37-7-309 , MCA, and this chapter;
(c) the appropriate fee for initial approval of the plan;
(d) any changes in the utilization plan, including technician training, must be resubmitted to the board for approval before implementation of the changes by the supervising pharmacist.
(2) Any number of registered pharmacists employed in the same pharmacy may sign as supervising pharmacist of a pharmacy technician on a single utilization plan submitted for approval to the board by that pharmacy.
(3) A registered pharmacist in good standing in the state of Montana may apply to the board to designate that pharmacy as a technician training site for a board-approved academic program curriculum. If the pharmacy training site does not have an approved technician utilization plan in place, the pharmacy may substitute an academic program training plan, assessment criteria and periodic contact plan for board approval, for the purpose of providing on-the-job experience for technician trainees.