Feedback for Proposed Changes to the Pharmacy Act (Registration and Quality Assurance)

Pharmacy Technician  ·  Oct. 5, 2017

It would be beneficial to see Pharmacy Technicians practice as interns seeing as the scope of practice for both Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians are expanding. I believe this will also result in a closer working relationship and compelete trust between both the Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician and other colleagues and will better serve the public. This will also better prepare Pharmacy Technicians that are taking their pebc exam because they'll have had a chance to experience what their scope of practice is from experience rather than what's been taught from a text book.

It has been my experience from the whole registration process as a technician that it hasn't felt very 'hands on'. I would have appreciated having the ability to practice as a technician throughout the registration process to better allow me to challenge the exam and become comfortable with the scope of practice to better serve the public. It will allow Technicians to feel more comfortable asking questions and receive the proper training on how to handle consultations, product training (glucometers, blood pressure machines, inhalers, etc) meds checks and gathering information for best possible medication histories.

Another issue is that many out of school will work in only hospital or community practice settings and I feel that PEBC and OCP needs to implement some kind of cross training program between the two categories so that anyone who is taking the exam can have the proper knowledge of both practice settings. With the fees that are being paid to challenge the exam there needs to be more resources made available to applicants. The cost of the pebc exam is just outrageous.

Thank you for your time I'm very excited to see how these changes will become implemented and what it means for Pharmacy Technicians and the impact it will have.

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