State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/2/2023, by Sen. Julie A. Morrison


225 ILCS 85/17.1

    Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Includes programs recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board as a standard nationally accredited education and training program under which a new pharmacy technician may be educated and trained. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Pharmacy Practice Act is amended by
5changing Section 17.1 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 85/17.1)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
8    Sec. 17.1. Registered pharmacy technician training.
9    (a) It shall be the joint responsibility of a pharmacy and
10its pharmacist in charge to have trained all of its registered
11pharmacy technicians or obtain proof of prior training in all
12of the following practice areas as they apply to Illinois law
13and relate to the specific practice site and job
15        (1) The duties and responsibilities of the technicians
16    and pharmacists.
17        (2) Tasks and technical skills, policies, and
18    procedures.
19        (3) Compounding, packaging, labeling, and storage.
20        (4) Pharmaceutical and medical terminology.
21        (5) Record keeping requirements.
22        (6) The ability to perform and apply arithmetic
23    calculations.



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1    Beginning January 1, 2024, it shall also be the joint
2responsibility of a pharmacy and its pharmacist in charge to
3ensure that all new pharmacy technicians are educated and
4trained using a standard nationally accredited education and
5training program, such as those accredited by the
6Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)/the
7American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), a
8program recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification
9Board, or other board approved education and training
10programs. The pharmacist in charge is not required to provide
11the required education to the pharmacy technician, but the
12pharmacist in charge must ensure that the pharmacy technician
13has presented proof that he or she completed a standard
14nationally accredited or board approved education and training
16    (b) Within 2 years of initial licensure as a pharmacy
17technician and within 6 months before beginning any new duties
18and responsibilities of a registered pharmacy technician, it
19shall be the joint responsibility of the pharmacy and the
20pharmacist in charge to train the registered pharmacy
21technician or obtain proof of prior training in the areas
22listed in subsection (a) of this Section as they relate to the
23practice site or to document that the pharmacy technician is
24making appropriate progress.
25    (c) All pharmacies shall maintain an up-to-date training
26program policies and procedures manual describing the duties



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1and responsibilities of a registered pharmacy technician and
2registered certified pharmacy technician.
3    (d) All pharmacies shall create and maintain retrievable
4records of training or proof of training as required in this
6(Source: P.A. 101-621, eff. 1-1-20; 102-643, eff. 8-27-21.)
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.