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Pharmacy Support Persons

A pharmacy support person (PSP) is an individual who assists in the non technical functions of the practice of pharmacy, enabling the pharmacist to provide pharmaceutical care to the patient. The supervisory pharmacist is responsible for the actions of a pharmacy support person or other supportive personnel.

All pharmacy support persons are required to register with the Board by completing and submitting a new application for registration within 30 days of accepting employment in an Iowa pharmacy. An individual who fails to register may be subject to disciplinary sanctions.

Other health care providers who assist in the non technical functions of the practice of pharmacy and who are actively licensed or registered in their profession are also required to register as a pharmacy support person. Registered pharmacist-interns are exempt from PSP registration

Registrations expire on the last day of the birth month of the registrant, every two years. Renewal applications are sent approximately two months prior to expiration of a current pharmacy support person registration.

For more information on PSPs, including the duties that may be performed by PSPs, see 657 I.A.C. Chapter 5 Pharmacy Support Persons.

For more information or questions, contact Cassandra Lee.

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