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Public Act 102-0643


 

Public Act 0643 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0643
 
SB2172 EnrolledLRB102 14442 SPS 19794 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Pharmacy Practice Act is amended by
changing Sections 9.5 and 17.1 as follows:
 
    (225 ILCS 85/9.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 9.5. Registered certified pharmacy technician.
    (a) An individual licensed as a registered pharmacy
technician under this Act may be licensed as a registered
certified pharmacy technician, if he or she meets all of the
following requirements:
        (1) He or she has submitted a written application in
    the form and manner prescribed by the Department.
        (2) He or she has attained the age of 18.
        (3) He or she is of good moral character, as
    determined by the Department.
        (4) Beginning on January 1, 2024 2022, a new pharmacy
    technician is required to have (i) graduated from a
    pharmacy technician training program that meets the
    requirements set forth in subsection (a) of Section 17.1
    of this Act or (ii) obtained documentation from the
    pharmacist-in-charge of the pharmacy where the applicant
    is employed verifying that he or she has successfully
    completed a standardized nationally accredited education
    and training program, and has successfully completed an
    objective assessment mechanism prepared in accordance with
    rules established by the Department.
        (5) He or she has successfully passed an examination
    accredited by the National Commission for Certifying
    Agencies, as approved and required by the Board or by
    rule.
        (6) He or she has paid the required licensure fees.
    (b) No pharmacist whose license has been denied, revoked,
suspended, or restricted for disciplinary purposes may be
eligible to be registered as a certified pharmacy technician
unless authorized by order of the Department as a condition of
restoration from revocation, suspension, or restriction.
    (c) The Department may, by rule, establish any additional
requirements for licensure under this Section.
    (d) A person who is not a licensed registered pharmacy
technician and meets the requirements of this Section may be
licensed as a registered certified pharmacy technician without
first being licensed as a registered pharmacy technician.
    (e) As a condition for the renewal of a license as a
registered certified pharmacy technician, the licensee shall
provide evidence to the Department of completion of a total of
20 hours of continuing pharmacy education during the 24 months
preceding the expiration date of the certificate as
established by rule. One hour of continuing pharmacy education
must be in the subject of pharmacy law. One hour of continuing
pharmacy education must be in the subject of patient safety.
The continuing education shall be approved by the
Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education.
    The Department may establish by rule a means for the
verification of completion of the continuing education
required by this subsection (e). This verification may be
accomplished through audits of records maintained by
licensees, by requiring the filing of continuing education
certificates with the Department or a qualified organization
selected by the Department to maintain such records, or by
other means established by the Department.
    Rules developed under this subsection (e) may provide for
a reasonable annual fee, not to exceed $20, to fund the cost of
such recordkeeping. The Department may, by rule, further
provide an orderly process for the restoration of a license
that has not been renewed due to the failure to meet the
continuing pharmacy education requirements of this subsection
(e). The Department may waive the requirements of continuing
pharmacy education, in whole or in part, in cases of extreme
hardship as defined by rule of the Department. The waivers may
be granted for not more than one of any 2 consecutive renewal
periods.
(Source: P.A. 100-497, eff. 9-8-17; 101-621, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    (225 ILCS 85/17.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 17.1. Registered pharmacy technician training.
    (a) It shall be the joint responsibility of a pharmacy and
its pharmacist in charge to have trained all of its registered
pharmacy technicians or obtain proof of prior training in all
of the following practice areas as they apply to Illinois law
and relate to the specific practice site and job
responsibilities:
        (1) The duties and responsibilities of the technicians
    and pharmacists.
        (2) Tasks and technical skills, policies, and
    procedures.
        (3) Compounding, packaging, labeling, and storage.
        (4) Pharmaceutical and medical terminology.
        (5) Record keeping requirements.
        (6) The ability to perform and apply arithmetic
    calculations.
    Beginning January 1, 2024 2022, it shall also be the joint
responsibility of a pharmacy and its pharmacist in charge to
ensure that all new pharmacy technicians are educated and
trained using a standard nationally accredited education and
training program, such as those accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)/the
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) or other
board approved education and training programs. The pharmacist
in charge is not required to provide the required education to
the pharmacy technician, but the pharmacist in charge must
ensure that the pharmacy technician has presented proof that
he or she completed a standard nationally accredited or board
approved education and training program.
    (b) Within 2 years of initial licensure as a pharmacy
technician and within 6 months before beginning any new duties
and responsibilities of a registered pharmacy technician, it
shall be the joint responsibility of the pharmacy and the
pharmacist in charge to train the registered pharmacy
technician or obtain proof of prior training in the areas
listed in subsection (a) of this Section as they relate to the
practice site or to document that the pharmacy technician is
making appropriate progress.
    (c) All pharmacies shall maintain an up-to-date training
program policies and procedures manual describing the duties
and responsibilities of a registered pharmacy technician and
registered certified pharmacy technician.
    (d) All pharmacies shall create and maintain retrievable
records of training or proof of training as required in this
Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-497, eff. 9-8-17; 101-621, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/27/2021