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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 697         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 995


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Harriette L. Chandler


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act authorizing certain pharmacy interns to administer immunizations.






Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Kevin J. Murphy

18th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 697        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 995

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 995) of Harriette L. Chandler, Frank I. Smizik, Gale D. Candaras, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize certain pharmacy interns to administer immunizations.  Public Health. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act authorizing certain pharmacy interns to administer immunizations.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1.  Section 1 of Chapter  94C of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting, after the definition of  Pharmacy, the following definition:- "Pharmacy Intern" means an individual who has completed two years of academic curriculum or who has standing as a student beyond the second-year class in the undergraduate academic sequence of an approved college/school of pharmacy, and who is registered by the Board to acquire, under the direction of a Board-approved registered pharmacist preceptor to whom he or she has been assigned, that practical experience which is a prerequisite to examination for personal registration as a pharmacist. A pharmacy intern may engage in the full range of activities conducted by a registered pharmacist provided that at all time he or she is under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist preceptor.  A pharmacy intern may administer immunizations as designated by the Department provided that the intern has completed an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accredited immunization training program and is under the direct supervision of a pharmacist who has met all Board qualifications to administer immunizations.

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