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Activities of Unlicensed Pharmacists and Pharmacy Students (1.13)

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1.13






Effective Date:
August 2014

 Pharmacy Policy Manual
 Operations Procedure Manual

Policy # 1.13

 Original
 Revision

Page 1
of 3

Title: Activities of Unlicensed Pharmacists
and Pharmacy Students


I. POLICY: To define the roles of the unlicensed pharmacists and pharmacy students completing
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE), Advanced Pharmacy Practice
Experiences (APPE), or internships at UW Health.

II. DEFINITIONS:
A. Unlicensed Pharmacist: A graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy that has filed
an application with the board for licensure but has not yet completed requirements for
pharmacist licensure in the state of Wisconsin [Chap Phar 17.02(6)]
B. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE): The learning experiences first
through third year PharmD students must complete to obtain a PharmD degree and
licensing
C. Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE): The learning experiences fourth year
PharmD students must complete to obtain a PharmD degree and licensing
D. Pharmacy Intern: An employee of UW Health who has successfully completed his/her
2nd year of pharmacy school at an accredited school of pharmacy and meets the
requirements the requirements to practice as an intern [Chap Phar 17.02(2)]
E. Unlicensed Pharmacy Learner: Unlicensed pharmacists, IPPE and APPE students, and
pharmacy interns
F. Preceptor: A licensed pharmacist in Wisconsin who provides direct supervision and is
responsible for the actions of an unlicensed pharmacist, pharmacy student completing
IPPE or APPE, or pharmacy intern in the practice of pharmacy
G. Direct supervision: Immediate on premises availability to continually coordinate, direct,
and inspect at first hand the practice of another [Chap Phar 17.02(2)]

III. PROCEDURE:
A. The roles of unlicensed pharmacy learners are limited to performing duties within a
pharmacists scope of practice under the direct supervision of a preceptor at all times.
1. Only the preceptor can provide the final verification of a patient’s order for
accuracy, validity, completeness, and appropriateness. [Ch Pharm 7.015(4)]
2. The preceptor assumes responsibility over all actions and outcomes of the
unlicensed pharmacy learner’s activities.






Effective Date:
August 2014

 Pharmacy Policy Manual
 Operations Procedure Manual

Policy # 1.13

 Original
 Revision

Page 2
of 3

Title: Activities of Unlicensed Pharmacists
and Pharmacy Students


3. The preceptor providing direct supervision of the unlicensed pharmacy learner
shall meet with the unlicensed pharmacy learner to clarify roles and
responsibilities daily or as needed. It is the discretion of the preceptor or
supervising pharmacist as to whether the unlicensed pharmacy learner may
complete any activities.
4. The preceptor or supervising pharmacist will ensure education and training are
completed by the unlicensed pharmacy learner for activities that do not require
validation prior to allowing the unlicensed pharmacy learner to complete the task
under direct supervision.
5. The preceptor or supervising pharmacist must cosign all notes (e.g. immunization
screening, medication reconciliation, admission history, and discharge
medication lists) written by the unlicensed pharmacy learner.
B. Within the central pharmacy, a list of approved and non-approved activities in which
unlicensed pharmacy learners may/may not perform are outlined in Appendix A.
Pharmacy students who have not completed 2 years of pharmacy school may not
perform any activities without verification by a licensed pharmacist.
1. Activities that occur within the sterile products area (SPA) will be conducted
under the direct supervision of the scheduled SPA pharmacist. Activities that
occur outside of the SPA will be conducted under the direct supervision of the
scheduled central unit dose (CUD) pharmacist.
2. The preceptor will be responsible for ensuring completion and documentation of
validation activities as outlined in Appendix A.
C. Within the ambulatory pharmacies, a list of approved and non-approved activities in
which unlicensed pharmacy learners may/may not perform are outlined in Appendix B.
Pharmacy students who have not completed 2 years of pharmacy school may not
perform any activities without verification by a licensed pharmacist.

IV. REFERENCES AND RELATED POLICIES, PROCEDURES:
A. Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code Relating to the Practice of Pharmacy
Chapter 7: Pharmacy Practice and Chapter 17: Pharmacy Internship
B. Appendix A: Central Pharmacy Approved and Non-Approved Activities
C. Appendix B: Ambulatory Pharmacy Approved and Non-Approved Activities









Effective Date:
August 2014

 Pharmacy Policy Manual
 Operations Procedure Manual

Policy # 1.13

 Original
 Revision

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of 3

Title: Activities of Unlicensed Pharmacists
and Pharmacy Students


V. COORDINATION:
A. AUTHORED BY: Heather Schrant, PharmD, Jordan Rush, PharmD
B. REVIEWED BY: Brad Ludwig, RPh, MS, Aaron Webb, PharmD, MS, Jim Lund,
PharmD, MS, Dave Hager, PharmD, BCPS, Philip Trapskin, PharmD, BCPS, Meghann
Voegeli, PharmD, MS, Joe Cesarz, PharmD, MS
C. COMMITTEE APPROVAL BY: Inpatient Pharmacy Managers


Approved By: ____________________________
Director of Pharmacy Services

Date: ________________