Kansas Board of Pharmacy Approves 4:1 Ratio; 6:1 Waiver on Hold

Kansas Board of Pharmacy Moves Forward with 4:1 Ratio; 6:1 Waiver on Hold

During a meeting last Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Pharmacy voted to approve a 4:1 pharmacist-technician ratio in Kansas. The new change will now head to Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office for review.

Earlier this year, the Board approved moving forward with a 4:1 ratio with an option for pharmacies to submit a waiver to move to 6:1. However, after lengthy discussion the Board was unable to come to a consensus on what the waiver should include and the criteria for which a pharmacy would be granted or denied approval.

The Board decided to remove the waiver and send it back to the Pharmacy Tech Task Force for further discussion. They also plan to survey all pharmacies in the state to gauge what interest there is in having a 6:1 option. The amount of interest may determine whether or not they move forward with the waiver in the future.

One requirement of note for the new 4:1 ratio will be that a pharmacy cannot have more than two uncertified technicians working at the same time.