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49 Pa. Code § 27.407. Education requirements.

§ 27.407. Education requirements.

 (a)  To apply for the authority to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations, a pharmacist or pharmacy intern shall meet the following education requirements:

   (1)  Complete within the 3-year period prior to application an evidence-based course that meets the following criteria:

     (i)   Includes study material.

     (ii)   Includes hands-on training and techniques for administration.

     (iii)   Requires testing with a passing score.

     (iv)   Provides a minimum of 10 hours of instruction and experiential training.

     (v)   Complies with current guidelines and recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ACPE or a similar health authority or professional body.

   (2)  The course must provide instruction on the following topics:

     (i)   Basic immunology and the human immune response.

     (ii)   Mechanics of immunity, adverse effects, dose and administration schedule of available vaccines.

     (iii)   Response to an emergency situation as a result of the administration of an injectable medication, biological or immunization.

     (iv)   Administration of subcutaneous, intradermal and intramuscular injections.

     (v)   Disease epidemiology.

     (vi)   Standards for immunization practices.

     (vii)   Vaccine-preventable diseases.

     (viii)   Recommended immunization schedules.

     (ix)   Vaccine storage and management.

     (x)   Biohazard waste disposal and sterile techniques.

     (xi)   Informed consent.

 (b)  The Board approves courses offered by ACPE-accredited providers and educational institutions that meet the criteria and provide instruction on the topics listed in subsection (a).


   The provisions of this §  27.407 amended under sections 4(j), 6(k)(1) and (9) and 9.2(a) of the Pharmacy Act (63 P.S. § §  390-4(j), 390-6(k)(1) and (9) and 390-9.2(a)).


   The provisions of this §  27.407 adopted June 30, 2006, effective July 1, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3237; amended July 8, 2022, effective July 9, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 3822. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (347440) and (369359).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  27.12 (relating to practice of pharmacy and delegation of duties); 49 Pa. Code §  27.401 (relating to qualifications for authority); and 49 Pa. Code §  27.402 (relating to application, renewal and reactivation procedures).

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