|(a) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide standards
for the recognition and approval of pharmacist certification programs as authorized
by §554.0021, Occupations Code.
(b) Definitions. The following words and terms, when used in
this section, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly
(1) ACPE--The American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
(2) Approved Provider of Pharmacist Certificate Programs--An
individual, institution, organization, association, corporation, or agency
that is approved by the board and recognized by ACPE in accordance with its
policy and procedures, as having:
(A) met criteria indicative of the ability to provide quality
continuing education programs; and
(B) met the ACPE "Standards and Quality Assurance Procedures
for ACPE-Approved Providers of Continuing Pharmaceutical Education Offering
Certificate Programs in Pharmacy."
(3) Board--The Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
(4) Disease State Management (DSM) Exam--A Disease State Management
Examination offered by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
(c) Board Certified Pharmacists.
(1) The Texas State Board of Pharmacy shall recognize as certified,
any pharmacist that successfully completes:
(A) any program offered by a approved provider of pharmacist
(B) any Disease State Management Examination offered by the
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy;
(C) any program that meets the requirements of §295.15
of this title (relating to Administration of Immunizations or Vaccinations
by a Pharmacist under Written Protocol of a Physician);
(D) any certification offered by the:
(i) Board of Pharmaceutical Specialities;
(ii) American Society of Consultant Pharmacists;
(iii) American Board of Clinical Pharmacology;
(iv) American Board of Applied Toxicology; and
(v) American Academy of Pain Management.
(E) any additional certifications approved by the board and
published in the minutes of the board.
(2) Texas pharmacists may not identify themselves as board
certified unless they have completed one of the programs specified in paragraph
(1) of this subsection.