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S08545 Summary:

Amd §6841, Ed L
Authorizes registered pharmacy technicians to administer the same immunizations as licensed pharmacists under direct supervision of such licensed pharamacist.
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S08545 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 12, 2024
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  registered  pharmacy
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6841  of  the  education  law,  as
     2  added by chapter 414 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
     3    1.  A  registered pharmacy technician may, under the direct [personal]
     4  supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assist such  licensed  pharmacist,
     5  as directed, in compounding, preparing, labeling, or dispensing of drugs
     6  used to fill valid prescriptions or medication orders or in compounding,
     7  preparing, and labeling in anticipation of a valid prescription or medi-
     8  cation  order  for a patient to be served by the facility, in accordance
     9  with article one hundred thirty-seven of this  title  where  such  tasks
    10  require  no professional judgment. Such professional judgment shall only
    11  be exercised by a licensed pharmacist. A registered pharmacy  technician
    12  may  administer  the  same  immunizations  as  licensed  pharmacists are
    13  authorized to administer under the  direct  supervision  of  a  licensed
    14  pharmacist  consistent with the training and other requirements in arti-
    15  cle one hundred thirty-seven of this title. A registered pharmacy  tech-
    16  nician  may  only  practice  [in  a facility licensed in accordance with
    17  article twenty-eight of the public health law, or a pharmacy  owned  and
    18  operated by such a facility,] under the direct [personal] supervision of
    19  a  licensed  pharmacist  employed in such a [facility or] pharmacy. Such
    20  [facility] pharmacy shall be responsible for ensuring  that  the  regis-
    21  tered  pharmacy  technician  has received appropriate training to ensure
    22  competence before he or she begins assisting a  licensed  pharmacist  in
    23  compounding,   preparing,   labeling,   administering  immunizations  or
    24  dispensing of drugs, in accordance with this  article  and  article  one
    25  hundred  thirty-seven  of  this title. For the purposes of this article,
    26  direct [personal] supervision means supervision of procedures  based  on
    27  instructions  given  directly  by  a supervising licensed pharmacist who
    28  [remains in the immediate area where the procedures are being performed]
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  is immediately available, authorizes the procedures  and  evaluates  the
     2  procedures performed by the registered pharmacy technicians and a super-
     3  vising  licensed  pharmacist  shall  approve  all  work performed by the
     4  registered  pharmacy  technician  prior  to the actual dispensing of any
     5  drug.
     6    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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