Florida Senate - 2014                              CS for SB 278
       By the Committee on Health Policy; and Senator Grimsley
       588-02464-14                                           2014278c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to pharmacy; amending s. 465.014,
    3         F.S.; increasing the number of registered pharmacy
    4         technicians which a licensed pharmacist may supervise;
    5         amending s. 465.004, F.S.; revising the composition of
    6         the Board of Pharmacy; 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 one registered pharmacy 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 technician technicians.
   32         Section 2. Subsection (2) of section 465.004, Florida
   33  Statutes, is amended to read:
   34         465.004 Board of Pharmacy.—
   35         (2) Seven members of the board must be licensed pharmacists
   36  who are residents of this state and who have been engaged in the
   37  practice of the profession of pharmacy in this state for at
   38  least 4 years and, to the extent practicable, represent the
   39  various pharmacy practice settings. Of the pharmacist members,
   40  three one must be currently engaged in the practice of pharmacy
   41  in a community pharmacy, three one must be currently engaged in
   42  the practice of pharmacy in a Class II institutional pharmacy or
   43  a Modified Class II institutional pharmacy, and one five shall
   44  be a pharmacist pharmacists licensed in this state irrespective
   45  of practice setting. The remaining two members must be residents
   46  of the state who have never been licensed as pharmacists and who
   47  are in no way connected with the practice of the profession of
   48  pharmacy. No person may be appointed as a consumer member who is
   49  in any way connected with a drug manufacturer or wholesaler. At
   50  least one member of the board must be 60 years of age or older.
   51         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.