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PDFWAC 246-858-020

General requirements.

(1) RCW 18.64.080(3) states: "Any person enrolled as a student of pharmacy in an accredited college may file with the department an application for registration as a pharmacy intern—." A student of pharmacy shall be defined as any person enrolled in a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the board of pharmacy or any graduate of any accredited college or school of pharmacy.
(2) As provided for in RCW 18.64.080(3) the board of pharmacy hereby establishes fifteen hundred hours for the internship requirement.
(a) For graduates prior to January 1, 1999, credit may be allowed:
(i) Up to seven hundred hours for experiential classes as part of the curriculum of an accredited college or school of pharmacy commonly referred to as externship/clerkship;
(ii) Eight hundred hours or more for experience obtained after completing the first quarter/semester of pharmacy education.
(b) For graduates after January 1, 1999, credit may be allowed:
(i) Up to twelve hundred hours of experiential classes as part of the curriculum of an accredited college or school of pharmacy commonly referred to as externship/clerkship;
(ii) Three hundred or more hours for experience obtained after completing the first quarter/semester of pharmacy education.
(c) The board will document hours in excess of these requirements for students qualifying for out-of-state licensure.
(3) An applicant for licensure as a pharmacist who has completed seven hundred internship hours will be permitted to take the state board examination for licensure; however, no pharmacist license will be issued to the applicant until the fifteen hundred internship hours have been completed. The hours must be completed and a pharmacist license issued within eighteen months of the date of graduation.
(4) To retain a certificate as a pharmacy intern, the intern must make continuing satisfactory progress in completing the pharmacy course.
(5) Experience must be obtained under the guidance of a preceptor who has met certification requirements prescribed in WAC 246-858-060 and has a certificate except as hereinafter provided for experience gained outside the state of Washington.
(6) Experience obtained in another state may be accepted toward the fulfillment of the fifteen hundred hour requirement provided that a letter is received from the board of pharmacy of that state in which the experience is gained and such letter indicates the experience gained would have been acceptable internship experience to the board of pharmacy in that state.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. WSR 96-02-006, § 246-858-020, filed 12/20/95, effective 1/20/96; WSR 92-12-035 (Order 277B), § 246-858-020, filed 5/28/92, effective 6/28/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-858-020, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005(11). WSR 88-06-060 (Order 211), § 360-10-010, filed 3/2/88; Order 139, § 360-10-010, filed 12/9/77; Order 106, § 360-10-010, filed 6/3/71; Regulation 48, § I, filed 6/17/66.]
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