Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 818
       By Senator Garcia
       38-01075-13                                            2013818__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to pharmacy technicians; amending s.
    3         465.014, F.S.; increasing the number of pharmacy
    4         technicians which a licensed pharmacist may supervise;
    5         deleting a provision to conform to changes made by the
    6         act; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 465.014, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         465.014 Pharmacy technician.—
   13         (1) A person other than a licensed pharmacist or pharmacy
   14  intern may not engage in the practice of the profession of
   15  pharmacy, except that a licensed pharmacist may delegate to
   16  pharmacy technicians who are registered pursuant to this section
   17  those duties, tasks, and functions that do not fall within the
   18  purview of s. 465.003(13). All such delegated acts must shall be
   19  performed under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist
   20  who is shall be responsible for all such acts performed by
   21  persons under his or her supervision. A pharmacy registered
   22  technician, under the supervision of a pharmacist, may initiate
   23  or receive communications with a practitioner or his or her
   24  agent, on behalf of a patient, regarding refill authorization
   25  requests. A licensed pharmacist may not supervise more than six
   26  one registered pharmacy technicians technician unless otherwise
   27  permitted by the guidelines adopted by the board. The board
   28  shall establish guidelines to be followed by licensees or
   29  permittees in determining the circumstances under which a
   30  licensed pharmacist may supervise more than one but not more
   31  than three pharmacy technicians.
   32         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.