|(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 indicates otherwise.
(1) ACPE--The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy 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 procedures outlines in the ACPE "Guidance
Document for Practice Based Activities."
(3) Board--The Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
(c) Recognized Certification Programs.
(1) The board shall recognize as certified, any pharmacist
that successfully completes:
(A) any program offered by an approved provider of
pharmacist certificate programs;
(B) 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);
(C) any certification offered by the:
(i) Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties;
(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; or
(D) any additional certifications as published on the
(2) Texas pharmacists may not identify themselves as
certified unless they have completed one of the programs specified
in paragraph (1) of this subsection.