ORS 689.486¹
When license required
  • qualifications for licensure
  • renewal
  • supervision required

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to perform the duties of a pharmacy technician or use the title of pharmacy technician unless licensed to do so under the provisions of this chapter.

(2) To be licensed to perform the duties of a pharmacy technician, a person shall:

(a) Submit a license application in the manner prescribed by the State Board of Pharmacy; and

(b) Pay the license fee established by the board.

(3) The license application prescribed by the board shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) The name and address of the applicant;

(b) The educational qualifications of the applicant;

(c) The work history of the applicant; and

(d) The applicant’s criminal offender record of any conviction or of any arrest less than one year old on which there has been no acquittal or dismissal.

(4) A license under this section expires annually. To renew a license to perform the duties of a pharmacy technician, a person shall:

(a) Submit the application for renewal of a license in the form prescribed by the board;

(b) Pay the license renewal fee established by the board;

(c) Pay the fee for delinquent license renewal, if applicable;

(d) Provide updated information regarding educational qualifications, work history and criminal arrest and conviction history; and

(e) Comply with all other requirements for license renewal established by the board.

(5) No person may employ an individual to perform the duties of a pharmacy technician unless the individual is licensed to perform the duties of a pharmacy technician under this chapter.

(6) A person licensed to perform the duties of a pharmacy technician may perform the duties of a pharmacy technician only under the supervision, direction and control of a licensed pharmacist. [1997 c.729 §6; 2001 c.595 §2; 2005 c.313 §7]

Note: Section 14, chapter 313, Oregon Laws 2005, provides:

Sec. 14. A person registered as a pharmacy technician under ORS 689.486 (When license required) on the effective date of this 2005 Act [June 28, 2005] shall be considered to be licensed as a pharmacy technician in accordance with the amendments to ORS 689.486 (When license required) and 689.490 (Board to establish licensing system) by sections 7 and 8 of this 2005 Act. [2005 c.313 §14]

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Notes of Decisions

Board of Pharmacy had authority to adopt rule making drug ephedrine available by prescrip­tion only. Northwest Connec­tion v. Board of Pharmacy, 108 Or App 320, 814 P2d 191 (1991)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of board to require retail price list of prescrip­tion drugs, (1975) Vol 37, p 345; hospital policy requiring pharmacy depart­ment to substitute therapeutically equivalent but not generically identical drugs, (1979) Vol 40, p 145; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 689—Pharmacists; Drug Outlets; Drug Sales, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors689.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 689, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­689ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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