Title 26: Professions and Occupations
Chapter 36: PHARMACY
26 V.S.A. § 2042b. Pharmacy technicians; nondiscretionary tasks; supervision
§ 2042b. Pharmacy technicians; nondiscretionary tasks; supervision
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a registered pharmacy technician may perform packaging or other nondiscretionary tasks only while assisting and under the supervision and control of a pharmacist.
(b) This section does not authorize a pharmacy technician to perform packaging or other nondiscretionary tasks without a pharmacist on duty, and without being under the supervision and control of a pharmacist.
(c) This section does not authorize a pharmacy technician to perform any act requiring the exercise of professional judgment by a pharmacist.
(d) The board may adopt rules to specify tasks that a pharmacy technician may perform under the supervision and control of a pharmacist pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. A pharmacy or pharmacist that employs a pharmacy technician to perform tasks specified in subsection (a) shall do so in conformity with the rules adopted by the board pursuant to this section.
(e) No person shall act as a pharmacy technician without first having submitted an application for registration with the board as set forth in section 2042a of this title. Pending approval for registration, an applicant who has submitted an application may act as a pharmacy technician for up to 30 days or until the board has made a final determination on the application, whichever occurs first.
(f) A pharmacist on duty shall be directly responsible for the conduct of a pharmacy technician. A pharmacist responsible for a pharmacy technician shall be on the premises at all times. A pharmacist shall verify a prescription before medication is provided to the patient. (Added 2003, No. 60, § 10; amended 2005, No. 27, § 50.)