Florida Senate - 2014                                     SB 278
       By Senator Grimsley
       21-00351-14                                            2014278__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to pharmacy technicians; amending s.
    3         465.014, F.S.; increasing the number of registered
    4         pharmacy technicians which a licensed pharmacist may
    5         supervise; deleting a provision to conform to changes
    6         made by the 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  pharmacy technician, under the supervision of a pharmacist, may
   23  initiate or receive communications with a practitioner or his or
   24  her agent, on behalf of a patient, regarding refill
   25  authorization requests. A licensed pharmacist may not supervise
   26  more than six one registered pharmacy technicians technician
   27  unless otherwise permitted by the guidelines adopted by the
   28  board. The board shall establish guidelines to be followed by
   29  licensees or permittees in determining the circumstances under
   30  which a licensed pharmacist may supervise more than one but not
   31  more than three pharmacy technicians.
   32         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.