Every person shall register with the board before beginning a pharmacy internship in Minnesota. Every person participating in a pharmacy residency or fellowship shall either register as an intern or be licensed as a pharmacist. Applications for the registration of a pharmacist-intern shall be on a form or forms the Board of Pharmacy prescribes and shall be accompanied by a fee established in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 151. Registration remains in effect if notices of employment, progress report affidavits, or similar forms are submitted as required by the board, and if the board is satisfied that the registrant is in good faith and with reasonable diligence pursuing a degree in pharmacy, is a qualified applicant awaiting an examination for licensure, or is completing a pharmacy residency or fellowship. Registration as an intern for purposes of participating in a residency or fellowship program remains in effect until the individual obtains licensure as a pharmacist, for two years, or until the completion of the residency or fellowship program, whichever occurs first. Credit for internship hours will not be granted unless registration forms and materials, notices of employment, and progress report affidavits are submitted as required by the board.
The pharmacist-intern shall be so designated in professional relationships, and shall in no manner falsely assume, directly or by inference, to be a pharmacist. The board shall on proper registration issue to the intern a pocket registration card for purposes of identification and verification of the intern's registration.
All registered interns shall notify the board immediately upon change of employment or residence address.
[Repealed, 36 SR 237]
Interns completing 400 hours or more of their internship requirement in Minnesota must complete an internship manual, provided by the board, before the board will recognize the completed hours as acceptable for use in meeting the board's internship requirement.
No person who terminates efforts toward the completion of the educational or other prerequisites of licensure, or of completion of a residency or fellowship, is entitled to the continued privileges of internship registration.
No person not properly registered with the board as a pharmacist-intern shall take, use, or exhibit the title of pharmacist-intern, pharmacist-apprentice, pharmacist-extern, or any other term of similar or like import.
17 SR 1279; 18 SR 1145; 23 SR 1597; 27 SR 260; 36 SR 237
September 21, 2011
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes