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New York Scorecard

Grading Scale:
A – 85-100%, B – 70-84.9%, C – 55-69.9%, D – 40-54.9%, F – 0-39.9%

Grading Categories & Criteria

New York Law


Education Law
Article 137, Pharmacy
§6800. Introduction | §6801. Definition of practice of pharmacy | §6801-a. Collaborative drug therapy management demonstration program | §6802. Definitions | §6803. Practice of pharmacy and use of title “pharmacist” | §6804. State board of pharmacy | §6805. Requirements for a professional license | §6806. Limited permits | §6807. Exempt persons | §6808. Registering and operating establishments | §6808-a. Identification of pharmacists | §6808-b. Registration of nonresident establishments | §6810. Prescriptions | §6811. Misdemeanors | §6811-a. Certain drugs to be clearly marked or labeled | §6811-b. Door-to-door distribution of drugs prohibited | §6812. Special provisions | §6813. Seizure | §6814. Records of shipment | §6815. Adulterating, misbranding and substituting | §6816. Omitting to label drugs, or labeling them wrongly | §6816-a. When substitution is required | §6817. New drugs | §6818. Adulterated and misbranded cosmetics | §6818-a. Cosmetic samples | §6819. Regulations making exceptions | §6820. Certification of coal-tar colors for drugs and cosmetics | §6821. Poison schedules; register | §6822. Examinations and investigations | §6823. Factory inspection | §6824. Injunction proceedings | §6825. Proof required in prosecution for certain violations | §6826. Drug retail price lists | § 6826-a. Reducing certain copayments | §6827. Mandatory continuing education | * §6828. Certificates of administration | §6829. Interpretation and translation requirements for prescription drugs and standardized medication labeling | §6830. Standardized patient-centered data elements
No laws pertaining to pharmacy technicians

Regulations of the Commissioner
From Part 52, Registration of Curricula
No regulations pertaining to pharmacy technicians
Part 63, Pharmacy
§63.1 Professional study of pharmacy | §63.2 Experience | §63.3 Licensing examinations | §63.4 Limited permits | §63.5 License as a pharmacist by endorsement | §63.6 Registration and operation of New York establishments | §63.7 Continuing education | §63.8 Registration of nonresident establishments | §63.9 Immunizations and emergency treatment of anaphylaxis pursuant to patient specific and non-patient specific orders and protocols | §63.10 Collaborative drug therapy management
No regulations pertaining to pharmacy technicians

The data contained in this 2012 Annual Scorecard are accurate as of December 2012 .  Because statutes and regulations are continually revised, the data are subject to change.  These data have been verified with the state board of pharmacy.  This scorecard is updated on an annual basis in order to incorporate statutory and regulatory changes.  A new scorecard will be issued in July 2013.

Scoring rationale for Education and Training:
In order to protect the public and help ensure patient safety, it is important that pharmacy technicians are properly educated and trained.  The most rigorous training is accredited training.  The sole entity empowered to accredit pharmacy-technician training programs is the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  Please note that this is “programmatic accreditation” – not “institutional accreditation.”  It is the content of the training program – as measured against established standards – that is being evaluated and accredited.  Accredited training is vital to protecting patient safety because it means that a pharmacy-technician training program has met established quality standards to provide assurance and confidence to the public.  For more information, please see http://www.ashp.org/menu/Accreditation/TechnicianAccreditation.aspx.

Scoring rationale for Certification:
Certification is the process by which a nongovernmental agency or association grants recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by that agency or association.  This is often determined by an examination process.  Numerous organizations have recommended that the certification exam conducted by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) should be recognized as the sole, nationally-accredited certification exam for pharmacy technician certification – including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In a recent report, NABP recommended that states be encouraged to “recognize certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).” Moreover, NABP performed a psychometric audit of the PTCB’s pharmacy technician certification examination (PTCE) in 2001 and determined that the PTCE is psychometrically sound, defensible, and valid. In May 2010, the TSBP awarded the PTCB with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Provider contract in Texas. PTCB was selected for the contract after a rigorous bidding and evaluation process that included formal reviews and evaluations from three independent psychometricians. TSBP confidently recognizes PTCB as the single provider of certification examinations for pharmacy technicians. In addition, in June 2010, the VA began requiring PTCB certification for VA pharmacy technicians employed at grade GS-6 and above.

Scoring rationale for Registration/Licensure:
Registration/licensure is the process by which the state maintains a list of all pharmacy technicians in the state and grants permission for an individual to work as a pharmacy technician in the state based on the applicant’s completion of all pre-requisites to registration/licensure – such as required training and certification.

Scoring rationale for Continuing Education:
Continuing education enables pharmacy technicians to fulfill their professional responsibility to maintain competence and up-to-date knowledge and skills in an environment of technological advances and increasingly complex, new medications and therapies.

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