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Kansas Pharmacy Technician Schools

Pharmacy Technician Registration

Required
  • registered as a pharmacy technician shall pass an examination approved by the board within 30 days of becoming registered.

Pharmacy Technician Training

Required
  1. The pharmacist in charge (PIC) of any pharmacy in which one or more pharmacy technicians perform any tasks authorized by the pharmacy act shall insure that each pharmacy technician complies with the training requirements in this regulation.
  2. The pharmacist in charge (PIC) of any pharmacy in which one or more pharmacy technicians perform any tasks authorized by the pharmacy act shall insure that there exists for the pharmacy a current pharmacy technician training course, designed for the functioning of that pharmacy and addressing at least the following:
    1. Knowledge and understanding of the different pharmacy practice settings;
    2. knowledge and understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in relationship to other pharmacy personnel and knowledge of standards, ethics, laws, and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy;
    3. knowledge and ability to identify and employ pharmaceutical and medical terms, abbreviations, and symbols commonly used in prescribing and dispensing drugs and in record keeping;
    4. knowledge of and the ability to carry out calculations required for common dosage determinations;
    5. knowledge and understanding of the identification of drugs, drug dosages, routes of administration, dosage forms, storage requirements, and manufacturer recalls;
    6. knowledge of and the ability to perform the manipulative and record-keeping functions involved in and related to dispensing prescriptions or other drug distribution systems; and
    7. knowledge of and the ability to perform procedures and techniques, including aseptic techniques, relating to the compounding, packaging, and labeling of drugs.
  3. The pharmacist-in-charge of any pharmacy shall permit a pharmacy technician to perform tasks authorized by the pharmacy act only if the pharmacy technician has successfully completed, within 180 days of the effective date of this regulation or the effective date of the technician's employment in the pharmacy, whichever is later, a training course that meets the requirements of subsection (b) and was designed for the pharmacy in which the tasks are performed.
  4. The pharmacist-in-charge of any pharmacy in which one or more pharmacy technicians perform any tasks authorized by the pharmacy act shall also insure that the following requirements are met:
    1. There is an annual review of the pharmacy technician training course developed for the pharmacy.
    2. Adequate records are maintained documenting the training of each pharmacy technician as required by this regulation. These records shall be maintained at the pharmacy in a manner available for inspection by a board representative.
    3. The board is notified, within 30 days of the effective date of this regulation or the effective date of the employment of a pharmacy technician, of the following:
      1. The full name and current residence address of pharmacy technicians working in a pharmacy for which the pharmacist-in-charge has responsibility;
      2. the date on which the pharmacy technician began the pharmacy technician training course or courses designed for the pharmacy or pharmacies in which the pharmacy technician is working; and
      3. the name and address of the pharmacy or pharmacies in which the pharmacy technician is working.

Pharmacy Technician Registration Renewal

Required Each pharmacy technician registration issued by the board shall expire on October 31 of the year specified by the board.

Pharmacy Technician Continuous Education Requirement

Not Required

Pharmacy Technician Ratio

The ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists in the prescription area of any pharmacy may be three to one if at least two of the pharmacy technicians have a current certification issued by the pharmacy technician certification board or a current certification issued by any other pharmacy technician certification organization approved by the board. Any pharmacy technician certification organization may be approved by the board if the board determines that the organization has a standard for pharmacy technician certification and recertification not below that of the pharmacy technician certification board.

Kansas Pharmacy Technician Salary*

*From Bureau of Labor Statistics - May 2011
  • Hourly Average Salary: $13.45
  • Annual Average Salary: $27,980
  • Employment: 3,640

Kansas State Board of Pharmacy

  • Mission:
    The mission of the Kansas Board of Pharmacy is to ensure that all persons and entities conducting business relating to the practice of pharmacy in this state are properly licensed and registered so as to protect the public's health, safety and welfare and to promote the education and understanding of pharmacy related practices.

Kansas Pharmacists Association

  • Mission Statement:
    The Kansas Pharmacists Association is a state professional society of pharmacists, united for, and dedicated to, the advancement and promotion of quality and rational public health, with particular reference to assuring optimal pharmacotherapy for the citizens of Kansas. The Association is founded upon its commitment to preserve, protect and advance the interests of, and to serve the economic, educational, ethical and social needs of the pharmacy profession.

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