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                            CHAPTER 276-H.F.No. 3113 
                  An act relating to health occupations; permitting an 
                  additional pharmacy technician in a pharmacy if the 
                  technician is nationally certified; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 151.102, subdivision 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        151.102, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] A pharmacy technician may assist 
        a pharmacist in the practice of pharmacy by performing 
        nonjudgmental tasks and works under the personal and direct 
        supervision of the pharmacist.  A pharmacist may supervise two 
        technicians, as long as the pharmacist assumes responsibility 
        for all the functions performed by the technicians.  A pharmacy 
        may exceed the ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists 
        permitted in this subdivision or in rule by a total of one 
        technician at any given time in the pharmacy, provided at least 
        one technician in the pharmacy holds a valid certification from 
        the pharmacy technician certification board or from another 
        national certification body for pharmacy technicians that 
        requires passage of a nationally recognized, psychometrically 
        valid certification examination for certification as determined 
        by the board of pharmacy.  The board of pharmacy may, by rule, 
        set ratios of technicians to pharmacists greater than two to one 
        for the functions specified in rule.  The delegation of any 
        duties, tasks, or functions by a pharmacist to a pharmacy 
        technician is subject to continuing review and becomes the 
        professional and personal responsibility of the pharmacist who 
        directed the pharmacy technician to perform the duty, task, or 
           Presented to the governor March 21, 2000 
           Signed by the governor March 24, 2000, 10:40 a.m.

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