Law Change for Pharmacy Technicians
LB 680 was signed by Governor Pete Ricketts on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, and became effective upon signing. LB 680 states: All pharmacy technicians employed by a health care facility licensed under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act shall be registered with the Pharmacy Technician Registry created in section
8-2893. In order to be employed as a pharmacy technician in such a health care facility, a pharmacy technician (a) shall be certified by a state or national certifying body which is approved by the board (i) by January 1, 2017, if he or she was registered with the Pharmacy Technician Registry on January 1, 2016, or
(ii) within one year after being registered with the Pharmacy Technician Registry, if he or she was so registered after January 1, 2016, and (b) upon being so certified, shall maintain current certification during the time he or she is so registered. Thank you to Senator Merv Riepe and his staff for their assistance with this bill!