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Anne Denise Worlds
Pharmacy Technician
Asked a question last year

Will there ever come a time when a pharmacy technician can remain in the pharmacy when the pharmacist is not there?

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Christina DeLance
Licensing board inspector

That would be up to your state board. There may be states that currently allow for this while a pharmacist  takes a break.  Definitely there should be guidance on what is and isn’t allowed to occur while the pharmacist is out.

Christopher S. Moore
Oncology & Inpatient - BS, AS, AA, CPhT-Adv, CSPT, NREMT-R

For my hospital, a pharmacist is required to be on-duty, but not physically in the pharmacy, such as during codes or other similar temporary situations, as the technicians are allowed to remain and work within their preparatory-scope.