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. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 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
shallbe 19 performed under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist 20 who is shall beresponsible 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 oneregistered pharmacy technicians technicianunless otherwise 27 permitted by the guidelines adopted by the board. The board28 shall establish guidelines to be followed by licensees or29 permittees in determining the circumstances under which a30 licensed pharmacist may supervise more than one but not more31 than three pharmacy technicians.32 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.