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A pharmacy handling radiopharmaceuticals shall not function without having a pharmacist who is competent in the preparation, handling, storage, receiving, dispensing, disposition, and pharmacology of radiopharmaceuticals in charge of the licensed premises. A qualified nuclear pharmacist shall be a currently licensed pharmacist in Minnesota and either be certified as a nuclear pharmacist by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties or meet the following standards:


have received a minimum of 200 contact hours of instruction in nuclear pharmacy and the safe handling and use of radioactive materials from an accredited college of pharmacy, with emphasis in the following areas:


radiation physics and instrumentation;


radiation protection;


mathematics of radioactivity;


radiation biology; and


radiopharmaceutical chemistry;


attain a minimum of 500 hours of clinical nuclear pharmacy training under the supervision of a qualified nuclear pharmacist; and


submit an affidavit of experience and training to the Board of Pharmacy.

Personnel performing tasks within the pharmacy shall be under the immediate and direct supervision of the pharmacist competent in handling radiopharmaceuticals.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 151.06


18 SR 1145

Published Electronically:

September 21, 2011

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