The Legislature finds and declares that because of the continuous introduction of new therapeutic and diagnostic agents and the changing concepts in the delivery of health care services in the practice of pharmacy, it is essential that a pharmacist undertake a continuing education program in order to maintain his or her professional competency and improve his or her professional skills. To assure the continued competency of the pharmacist and to maintain uniform qualifications and licensure in the profession of pharmacy for the protection of the health and welfare of its citizens, the West Virginia Legislature deems it in the public interest to adopt a continuing professional education program for pharmacists.
Beginning the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety, no annual renewal license may be issued to a pharmacist until such pharmacist has submitted proof to the board of pharmacy that he or she has satisfactorily completed an accredited program of continuing professional education during the previous year to help assure his or her continued competence to engage in the practice of pharmacy. The board shall from time to time determine the amount of continuing education to be required.
The board shall promulgate rules pursuant to the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code required to carry out the stated objectives and purpose of this section.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session