West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 15 - Pharmacy
15-07 - Registration of Pharmacy Technicians
§15-7-2 - Definitions.

§15-7-2. Definitions.

2.1 “Cashier” means a pharmacy employee who only handles a prescription drug at the point of sale to provide the prescription drug to a patient and handles the financial transaction of the pharmacy.

2.2. “Certified Pharmacy Technician” or “CPhT” means a person who holds a current certification as a nationally certified pharmacy technician granted by NHA or PTCB.

2.3. “Medication Reconciliation” means the process of identifying the most accurate list of all medications that the patient is taking, including name, dosage, frequency, and route, by comparing the medical record to an external list of medications obtained from a patient, hospital, or other provider.

2.4. “National Healthcare Association” or “NHA” means the association which includes the ExCPT Certification Board, which develops, maintains, promotes, and administers a nationally accredited certification and recertification program for pharmacy technicians to become a CPhT, including its ExCPT Pharmacy Exam (ExCPT), which was originally established by the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians.

2.5. "Pharmacy Technician" means a person registered with the board to practice certain tasks related to the practice of pharmacist care in this State within the scope of practice permitted by West Virginia Code Section 30-5-12, as provided, permitted, and limited by the laws and rules governing the practice of pharmacist care.

2.6. “Pharmacy Technician Certification Board” or “PTCB” means the entity established by its five governing organizations, the American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists, Michigan Pharmacists Association, and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, which develops, maintains, promotes, and administers a nationally accredited certification and recertification program for pharmacy technicians to become a CPhT, including its Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

2.7. "Pharmacy Technician Trainee" means an individual currently engaged in a competency-based pharmacy technician education and training program which has been approved by the Board and who is performing the duties of a pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

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