§ 27.52. Graduates of foreign schools and noncitizens.
(a) Graduates of foreign schools and noncitizens are eligible to become licensed to practice in this Commonwealth if they meet the requirements and qualifications of the act and this chapter.
(b) Graduates of foreign schools and noncitizens are advised that licenses obtained in this Commonwealth may not be accepted by other states under present reciprocal arrangements. The Board recommends that graduates of foreign schools and noncitizens who anticipate practicing in another state in the future should make immediate application to that state.
(c) If a graduate of a foreign college has had experience in the practice of pharmacy and demonstrates knowledge of American pharmacy practices and is proficient generally in his ability to communicate in the English language, the Board may approve a special internship program of less than 1,500 hours, but in no case less than 500 hours. The Board may waive the theoretical examination for a graduate, but he will be required to take the practical examination.
(d) Graduates of foreign colleges are subject to the provisions set forth in § § 27.2127.26 (relating to pharmacists).
(e) The Board recognizes those schools or colleges of pharmacy that are accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education. This body is a national accrediting agency which establishes the standards for colleges of pharmacy and sees that these standards are maintained in the colleges of pharmacy that have been accredited and approved. Since foreign colleges are not accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education, the Board, with the cooperation and advice of the United States Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, may approve foreign colleges of pharmacy and nonaccredited American schools on a case by case basis if they meet the standards and qualifications of the Board. The Board may also, without approving a school, approve individual applications of qualified graduates of schools on a case by case basis.
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