West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 15 - Pharmacy
15-12 - Immunizations Administered by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Interns
§15-12-4 - Qualifications.

§15-12-4. Qualifications.

4.1 A licensed pharmacist as provided in section three provided the pharmacist has met all of the following requirements:

4.1.a. registered with the board to administer immunizations;

4.1.b. successfully completed the American Pharmacists Association's (APhA) immunization training program, or other immunization training course as may be approved by the Board, which courses shall be based on the standards established for immunization training by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the public health service of the United States Department of Health and Human Services;

4.1.c. maintains current certification in basic life-support training, including basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), from the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross; and

4.1.d. completed a minimum of two hours of continuing pharmacy education related to immunizations each licensing year for a total of 4 four hours each renewal period. The continuing education shall be by a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (A.C.P.E.).

4.2. A pharmacy intern licensed by the Board may administer immunizations as permitted by this rule provided that:

4.2.a. the pharmacy intern is under the personal supervision by a pharmacist who is registered with the board to administer immunizations; and

4.2.b. has completed all of the training and current certification required by subsections 4.1.b. and 4.1.c. of this section.

4.3. It is unprofessional conduct for a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer an immunization, who is not in compliance with this rule.

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