La. Admin. Code tit. 46 § LIII-907

Current through Register Vol. 49, No. 11, November 20, 2023
Section LIII-907 - Scope of Practice
A. Pharmacy technician candidates and pharmacy technicians may assist the pharmacist by performing those duties and functions assigned by the pharmacist while under his direct and immediate supervision.
1. The ratio of pharmacy technician candidates, certified pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy interns to pharmacists on duty shall not exceed four to one in any variable at any given time, of which the ratio of pharmacy technician candidates to pharmacists shall be no more than two to one.
B. Pharmacy technician candidates shall not:
1. receive verbal initial prescription orders;
2. give or receive verbal transfers of prescription orders;
3. interpret prescription orders (however, a technician candidate may translate prescription orders);
4. compound high-risk sterile preparations, as defined by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), or its successor;
5. counsel patients;
6. administer medications.
C. Pharmacy technicians shall not:
1. release a verbal prescription order for processing until it is reduced to written form and initialed by the receiving technician and supervising pharmacist;
2. interpret prescription orders (however, a technician may translate prescription orders);
3. counsel patients.

La. Admin. Code tit. 46, § LIII-907

Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Board of Pharmacy, LR 30:2486 (November 2004), effective January 1, 2005, amended LR 32:1049 (June 2006), Amended by the Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy, LR 432498 (12/1/2017), effective 1/1/2018, Amended LR 48496 (3/1/2022), Amended LR 491558 (9/1/2023).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 37:1212.