10.34.32.03

.03 Requirements to Administer Vaccinations.

A. Registration.

(1) A licensed pharmacist shall submit a registration to the Board on the form that the Board requires.

(2) The registration form shall include verification from the licensed pharmacist of the following:

(a) Successful completion of a certification course approved by the Board of Pharmacy that includes the current guidelines and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding vaccinations; and

(b) Possession of an active certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation obtained through in-person classroom instruction.

(3) A registration authorizing a licensed pharmacist to administer vaccinations expires with the expiration of the license to practice pharmacy unless the licensed pharmacist has completed:

(a) Four hours of continuing education credits related to vaccinations; and

(b) All other requirements for licensure renewal.

(4) A licensed pharmacist may not administer vaccinations until the licensed pharmacist receives a written confirmation from the Board accepting the licensed pharmacist's registration.

B. A licensed pharmacist may administer an influenza vaccination to an individual who is 9 years old or older in accordance with a protocol that meets the requirements of Regulation .07 of this chapter.

B-1. A licensed pharmacist may only administer a vaccination that is listed in the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís recommended immunization schedule to an individual who:

(1) Is between 11 years old and 18 years old; and

(2) Has a prescription from an authorized prescriber.

B-2. Except as provided in §§B and B-1 of this regulation, a licensed pharmacist may administer to an adult a vaccination in accordance with a protocol that meets the requirements of Regulation .07 of this chapter that is:

(1) Listed in the Center for Disease Control and Preventionís Recommended Immunization Schedule; or

(2) Listed in the Center for Disease Control and Preventionís Health Information for International Travel.

C. A pharmacist shall report to the ImmuNet Program established under Health-General Article, §18-109, Annotated Code of Maryland, a vaccination administered by the pharmacist to an individual.

D. A pharmacist shall:

(1) Have proof of active certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation readily available.

(2) Provide the patient with a vaccine information statement issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;

(3) Obtain a signed consent form from the patient or custodial parent; and

(4) Observe the patient for a period of at least 15 minutes after administration of the vaccine for adverse effects including syncope.

E. A pharmacy student in a Pharmacy Experiential Program, who has successfully completed a Board-approved certification course, may administer vaccinations under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist who meets requirements in §A of this regulation.