ORS 689.255¹
Qualifications for licensure by examination

(1) To obtain a license to engage in the practice of pharmacy, an applicant for licensure by examination shall:

(a) Have submitted a written application in the form prescribed by the State Board of Pharmacy.

(b) Have attained the age of 18 years.

(c) Be of good moral character and temperate habits.

(d) Have completed requirements for the first professional undergraduate degree as certified by a school or college of pharmacy which has been approved by the board.

(e) Have completed an internship or other program which has been approved by the board, or demonstrated to the board’s satisfaction experience in the practice of pharmacy which meets or exceeds the minimum internship requirements of the board.

(f) Have successfully passed an examination approved by the board.

(g) Have paid the fees specified by the board for examination and issuance of license.

(2)(a) The board shall approve the content and subject matter of each examination and determine which persons have successfully passed the examination.

(b) The examination shall be prepared to measure the competence of the applicant to engage in the practice of pharmacy. The board may employ and cooperate with any organization or consultant in the preparation and grading of an appropriate examination, but shall retain the sole discretion and responsibility of determining which applicants have successfully passed such an examination.

(3)(a) All applicants for licensure by examination shall obtain professional and practical experience in the practice of pharmacy concurrent with or after college attendance, or both, under such terms and conditions as the board shall determine.

(b) The board shall establish standards for internship or any other program necessary to qualify an applicant for the licensure examination based on nationally recognized standards of practice and shall also determine the necessary qualifications of any preceptors used in any internship or other program.

(4) Any person who has received a professional degree from a school or college of pharmacy located outside the United States which has not been approved by the board, but who is otherwise qualified to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in the State of Oregon may be deemed to have satisfied the degree requirements of subsection (1)(d) of this section by verification to the board of the academic record and graduation of the person and by meeting such other requirements as the board may establish. The board may require such person to successfully pass an examination or examinations given or approved by the board to establish proficiency in English and equivalency of education of such person with qualified graduates of a degree program referred to in subsection (1)(d) of this section as a prerequisite of taking the licensure examination provided for in subsection (1)(f) of this section.

(5) An applicant meets the requirements of subsection (1)(e) or (3) of this section if the applicant provides the board with documentation of military experience that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the experience required by subsection (1)(e) or (3) of this section. [1979 c.777 §22; 1987 c.108 §4; 1999 c.59 §205; 2009 c.756 §77; 2012 c.43 §22]

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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/­ors/­ors689.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 689, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano689.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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