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Full Text of SB0303  103rd General Assembly




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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7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)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), or
8equivalent work experience of 500 hours as a pharmacy
9technician covering the practice areas set forth in items (1)
10through (6) of this subsection, or equivalent work experience
11as a pharmacy technician as set forth by the Department by rule
12other board approved education and training programs. The
13pharmacist in charge is not required to provide the required
14education to the pharmacy technician, but the pharmacist in
15charge must ensure that the pharmacy technician has presented
16proof that he or she completed a standard nationally
17accredited education and training program or has equivalent
18work experience as provided in this subsection board approved
19education and training program.
20    (b) Within 2 years of initial licensure as a pharmacy
21technician and within 6 months before beginning any new duties
22and responsibilities of a registered pharmacy technician, it
23shall be the joint responsibility of the pharmacy and the
24pharmacist in charge to train the registered pharmacy
25technician or obtain proof of prior training in the areas
26listed in subsection (a) of this Section as they relate to the



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1practice site or to document that the pharmacy technician is
2making appropriate progress.
3    (c) All pharmacies shall maintain an up-to-date training
4program policies and procedures manual describing the duties
5and responsibilities of a registered pharmacy technician and
6registered certified pharmacy technician.
7    (d) All pharmacies shall create and maintain retrievable
8records of training or proof of training as required in this
10(Source: P.A. 101-621, eff. 1-1-20; 102-643, eff. 8-27-21.)
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.