HB334 (2013) Detail

Requiring pharmacy interns to register with the pharmacy board.



13Mar2013… 0625h

22May2013… 1629EBA





AN ACT requiring pharmacy interns to register with the pharmacy board.

SPONSORS: Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf 19; Rep. Flanagan, Hills 26

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration


This bill requires pharmacy interns to register with the pharmacy board and comply with rules concerning the functions of pharmacy interns adopted by the board.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

13Mar2013… 0625h

22May2013… 1629EBA




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT requiring pharmacy interns to register with the pharmacy board.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

105:1 New Section; Pharmacy and Pharmacists; Pharmacy Interns. Amend RSA 318 by inserting after section 15-a the following new section:

318:15-b Pharmacy Interns. No person shall perform the functions or duties of a pharmacy intern unless such person is registered by the board to perform certain functions, and does so under standards of supervision established by rules of the board adopted pursuant to RSA 541-A.

105:2 New Paragraphs; Rulemaking; Internships and Registration Fees Added. Amend RSA 318:5-a by inserting after paragraph XI the following new paragraphs:

XI-a. Registration of pharmacy interns, including:

(a) Requirements for registration;

(b) The duties, functions, and standards of conduct of pharmacy interns;

(c) Requirements for the supervision of pharmacy interns by licensed pharmacists;

(d) Standards for denial and revocation of registration;

(e) Establishment of the effective period of registration;

(f) Requirements for renewal of registration; and

(g) Requirements for reinstatement of registration.

XI-b. The establishment of fees for registration of pharmacy interns, including fees for renewal or reinstatement.

105:3 Definition Added; Pharmacy Intern. Amend RSA 318:1, XI-a to read as follows:

XI-a. “Pharmacy intern” means a person who is registered by the board pursuant to RSA 318:15-b and:

(a) Is enrolled in a professional degree program of a school or college of pharmacy that has been approved by the board and is satisfactorily progressing toward meeting the requirements for licensure as a pharmacist starting no earlier than 4 months prior to the third year of study; or

(b) Is a graduate of an approved professional degree program of a school or college of pharmacy or is a graduate who has established educational equivalency by obtaining a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) Certificate, who is currently licensed by the board of pharmacy for the purpose of obtaining practical experience as a requirement for licensure as a pharmacist; or

(c) Is a qualified applicant awaiting examination for licensure or meeting board requirements for re-licensure; or

(d) Is participating in a residency or fellowship program.

XI-b. “Pharmacy technician” means a person, other than a pharmacist or a pharmacy intern, either registered or certified by the board for the purpose of assisting a pharmacist in the practice of pharmacy.

105:4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: June 24, 2013

Effective Date: August 23, 2013