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I. STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY

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  1. Composition1

    The Board of Pharmacy consists of seven (7) members.

    1. Not more than four (4) members may have the same political affiliation.

    2. One (1) member is appointed to represent the general public. This member must be a resident of Indiana and have no affiliation with the profession of the Board of Pharmacy except as a consumer.

    3. One (1) member must be a practicing hospital pharmacist.

    4. The pharmacist members of the Board of Pharmacy shall come from varied practice settings.

    5. Members are appointed by the governor.

    6. No one employed as a full-time staff member or professor at a school of pharmacy may serve as a member of the Board of Pharmacy.

  2. Term

    Members of the Board of Pharmacy are appointed to four (4)-year terms. If a member is unable to complete his or her term, the member’s successor shall serve the expired portion of the prior member’s term.

  3. Qualifications

    Except for the nonpharmacist member of the Board of Pharmacy, members shall:

    1. be a licensed pharmacist in Indiana;

    2. be a pharmacist in good standing;

    3. have recognized experience and ability; and

    4. each new member must subscribe by oath or affirmation to faithfully uphold the duties of office within ten (10) days after the member’s appointment. If a member fails to do so, a new member shall be appointed in that member’s place.2

  4. Meetings3

    1. The Board of Pharmacy shall elect from its members a president and vice-president at its first meeting each year.

    2. The Board of Pharmacy must meet at least eight (8) times each year.

    3. Four (4) members of the Board of Pharmacy shall constitute a quorum.

    4. The Board of Pharmacy may continue meetings from day to day for not more than five (5) days until all business is complete.

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1 Ind. Code § 25-26-13-3(a)(2013).

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2 Ind. Code § 25-26-13-3(b)(2013).

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3 Ind. Code § 25-26-13-3(c)-(e)(2013).

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II. PHARMACIST QUALIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE

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  1. Eligibility4,5

    To become a licensed pharmacist, an individual must provide the Board of Pharmacy evidence that the individual:

    1. is at least eighteen (18) years old;

    2. has not been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on his or her ability to practice competently;

    3. has graduated with a professional degree accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and approved by the Board of Pharmacy or has graduated with a professional degree from a school of pharmacy located outside the United States and Canada and has met the requirements for an individual educated outside the United States and Canada; and

    4. has successfully completed a Board of Pharmacy-approved pharmacist intern or extern program.

    5. Applicants who have graduated with a professional degree from a school located outside the United States and Canada must provide the Board of Pharmacy with verification of their academic record and obtain a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee Certificate.

    6. After filing an application on ...

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