64B16-26.203: Licensure by Examination; Application
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Board proposes the rule amendment to remove the requirement for applicants by examination to have completed an HIV/AIDS course as part of the application.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Removal of the requirement for HIV/AIDS course.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 456.033, 465.005 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 456.013(1), (7), 456.025(3), 456.033, 465.007, 465.022 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Rebecca Poston, Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C04, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3254
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
64B16-26.203 Licensure by Examination; Application.
Applicants who are at least 18 years of age and a recipient of a degree from a school or college of pharmacy accredited by an accrediting agency recognized and approved by the United States Offices of Education may apply to take the licensure examination.
(1) No change.
(2) The applicant must submit proof of having met the following requirements:
(a) No change.
(b) Completion of an HIV/AIDS course of no less than 3 contact hours covering the subject listed in Rule 64B16-26.602, F.A.C. For those applicants who apply within one year following receipt of their pharmacy degree, completed academic course work on HIV/AIDS will be accepted by the Board as an education course under this section, provided such course work is no less than 3 contact hours and that it covers the subjects listed in Rule 64B16-26.601, F.A.C., as evidenced by a letter attesting to subject matter covered from the Dean of the University.
(c) No change.
(3) through (4) No change.
Specific Authority 456.033, 465.005 FS. Law Implemented 456.013(1), (7), 456.025(3), 456.033, 465.007, 465.022 FS. History– New 10-17-79, Formerly 21S-12.04, 21S-12.004, Amended 7-31-91, 10-14-91, Formerly 21S-26.203, 61F10-26.203, Amended 7-1-97, Formerly 59X-26.203, Amended 8-17-99, 10-15-01, 1-2-02, 1-12-03, 1-11-05,________.