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A pharmacist is a person licensed by the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board under s. 450.03 or 450.05, Wis. Stats. The practice of pharmacy means any of the following:

(a) Interpreting prescription orders.

(b) Compounding, packaging, labeling, dispensing and the coincident distribution of drugs and devices.

(c) Participating in drug utilization reviews.

(d) Proper and safe storage of drugs and devices and maintaining proper records of the drugs and devices.

(e) Providing information on drugs or devices which may include, but is not limited to, advice relating to therapeutic values, potential hazards and uses.

(f) Drug product substitution under s. 450.13, Wis. Stats.

(g) Supervision of pharmacist supportive personnel.

(h) Making therapeutic alternate drug selections in accordance with written guidelines or procedures previously established by a pharmacy and therapeutics committee of a hospital and approved by the hospital's medical staff and by an individual physician for his or her patients for the period of each patient's stay within the hospital.

(i) Drug regimen screening, including screening for therapeutic duplication, drug-to-drug interactions, incorrect dosage, incorrect duration of treatment, drug allergy reactions and clinical abuse or misuse.

(j) Performing any act necessary to manage a pharmacy.

(k) Administering prescribed drug products and devices under s. 450.035(lr) and, pursuant to vaccination protocols, vaccines.

No person may engage in the practice of pharmacy or use the title "pharmacist" or sell, give away or barter drugs unless the person is licensed as a pharmacist by the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board. See s. 450.03(1), Wis. Stats., for exceptions.

Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Pharmacy Examining Board
1400 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608)266-2112   (608)261-7083 fax


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