Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 19.1

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-19.1-15

§ 5-19.1-15. Pharmacy interns — License — Fees — Renewals.

(a) Any person who is a graduate of an accredited program of pharmacy, or who is a student enrolled in at least the third year of a professional program of an accredited program of pharmacy, or any graduate of a foreign college of pharmacy who has obtained FPGEC certification may file an application for licensure as a pharmacy intern with the department. The applicant shall be required to furnish any information that the board may, by regulation, prescribe and, simultaneously with the filing of the application, shall pay to the department a fee to be determined by the department. All licenses issued to pharmacy interns shall be valid for a period to be determined by the department, however, for all pharmacy intern licenses issued or renewed on or after December 1, 2024, shall be issued for a period not less than five (5) years, but in no instance shall the license be valid if the individual is no longer making timely progress toward graduation. No pharmacy student may serve an internship with a preceptor without holding a valid pharmacy intern license from the board of pharmacy.

(b) To ensure adequate practical instruction, pharmacy internship experience as required under this chapter shall be obtained after licensure as a pharmacy intern by practice in any licensed pharmacy or other program meeting the requirements promulgated by regulation of the board, and shall include any instruction in the practice of pharmacy that the board by regulation shall prescribe.

(c) Licensed pharmacy interns shall practice only under the immediate supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

History of Section.
P.L. 2001, ch. 60, § 2; P.L. 2019, ch. 308, art. 1, § 8; P.L. 2023, ch. 216, § 1, effective June 21, 2023; P.L. 2023, ch. 217, § 1, effective June 21, 2023.