Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Administrative Rules for Pharmacy Technicians
Rule Set 2022-2 LR
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Location: 611 W. Ottawa Street, UL-5, Lansing, Michigan
611 W. Ottawa Street, UL-5, Lansing, Michigan
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive public
comments on proposed changes to the Pharmacy Technicians rule set.
The proposed rules include the following modifications: all existing board approved pharmacy technician
examinations and programs in this state will be required to be reviewed by the board before December
31, 2023; all board approved pharmacy technician examinations in this state will have a 70% passing
score; the board will review comprehensive curriculum-based pharmacy technician education and
training programs conducted by a community college; a student in a pharmacy technician program who
is less than 18 years of age may participate in practical training in a pharmacy; a deficient pharmacy
technician program will not accept students until the deficiency is fixed; licensees may meet the
pharmacy ethics and jurisprudence continuing education (CE) requirement by taking more than 1 course
or program; licensees may use the human trafficking training and implicit bias training toward the
required 20 CE hours; a licensee must apply for a waiver of CE pursuant to the required time
requirements; a licensee will be able to use CE earned up to the date of the filing of the renewal of their
license; the 5 hours of CE in live, synchronous, courses or programs may be earned in-person or virtual;
a licensee may only earn 2 CE hours for the presentation of a CE program that is not a part of the
licensee’s regular job description; the review of pharmacy technician CE courses and programs and
pharmacist CE courses and programs will be the same; a pharmacy technician may qualify to perform
final product verification by either work experience or training; and a pharmacy technician will be allowed
to work remotely in a limited capacity outside of the personal charge of a pharmacist.
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory affairs by sections
16145, 16148, 16184, 16186, 16201, 16204, 16205, 16215, 16287, 17731, 17739, 17739a, 17739b, and
17739c of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16145, 333.16148, 333.16184, 333.16186,
333.16201, 333.16204, 333.16205, 333.16215, 333.16287, 333.17731, 333.17739, 333.17339a,
333.17739b, and 333.17739c and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1, and
2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011, and 445.2030).
The proposed rules will take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed
issue of the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or
electronic mail at the following email address: BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov.
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the
following addresses until 4/6/2023 at 05:00PM.
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing-Boards and
Committees Section, Attention: Departmental Specialist
P.O Box 30670, Lansing, Michigan 48909-8170