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Rule 20:51:28 ADMINISTRATION OF INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATIONS

CHAPTER 20:51:28

 

ADMINISTRATION OF INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATIONS

Section

20:51:28:01        Authority to administer influenza immunizations.

20:51:28:02        Qualifications for authorization to administer influenza immunizations.

20:51:28:03        Standards for approval of influenza immunization training programs.

20:51:28:04        Training program requirements.

20:51:28:05        Record keeping and reporting requirements.

20:51:28:06        Confidentiality of records maintained.

20:51:28:07        Renewal of authorization to administer influenza immunizations.


Rule 20:51:28:01 Authority to administer influenza immunizations.

          20:51:28:01.  Authority to administer influenza immunizations. A pharmacist may administer influenza immunizations to eligible patients eighteen years of age and older if the pharmacist has met the qualifications set forth by this chapter and has been granted authorization by the board. The board may issue a certificate authorizing this function to the pharmacist who meets the qualifications established in § 20:51:28:02. The authority to administer influenza immunizations is valid only for the pharmacist meeting this requirement and may not be delegated to any other pharmacist or employee.

          Source: 29 SDR 37, effective September 26, 2002.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-11-11, 36-11-19.1.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-11-19.1.


Rule 20:51:28:02 Qualifications for authorization to administer influenza immunizations.

          20:51:28:02.  Qualifications for authorization to administer influenza immunizations. The board may issue a certificate authorizing the administration of influenza immunizations to a pharmacist that meets the following qualifications:

          (1)  Active licensure to practice pharmacy in this state;

          (2)  Successful completion of an approved training program as outlined in this chapter; and

          (3)  Active certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

          Source: 29 SDR 37, effective September 26, 2002.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-11-11, 36-11-19.1.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-11-19.1.


Rule 20:51:28:03 Standards for approval of influenza immunization training programs.

          20:51:28:03.  Standards for approval of influenza immunization training programs. An institution desiring to offer a training program for administration of influenza immunizations must submit an application for approval to the board. The board may grant approval to an applicant training program upon proof that the training program meets the following requirements:

          (1)  The training program is based on the course requirements outlined in § 20:51:28:04;

          (2)  The training program is offered in an institution accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education;

          (3)  A completion certificate is awarded to a pharmacist who has successfully completed the training program. The certificate must include the name and location of the institution, the date of completion, the full name of the person who completed the program, the signature of the faculty member in charge of the course, and the date the certificate was awarded; and

          (4)  Records are maintained which include documentation of the following:

               (a)  Each person enrolled in the program, including documentation of performance and the date the person failed or completed the program;

               (b)  Each faculty member teaching the program, including qualifications;

               (c)  The course of study; and

               (d)  A list of graduates of the program who were awarded certificates and the date of the awards.

          The applicant must submit an evaluation of the program standards for compliance with this section to the board every two years in order to maintain ongoing approval.

          Source: 29 SDR 37, effective September 26, 2002.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-11-11, 36-11-19.1.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-11-19.1.


Rule 20:51:28:04 Training program requirements.

          20:51:28:04.  Training program requirements. The training program for administration of influenza immunizations must include the following course of study:

          (1)  Basic immunology and the human immune response;

          (2)  Mechanics of immunity, adverse effects, dose, and administration schedule of available vaccines;

          (3)  Response to an emergency situation as a result of the administration of an immunization;

          (4)  Administration of intramuscular injections; and

          (5)  Record keeping and reporting requirements as set forth by § 20:51:28:05.

          Source: 29 SDR 37, effective September 26, 2002.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-11-11, 36-11-19.1.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-11-19.1.


Rule 20:51:28:05 Record keeping and reporting requirements.

          20:51:28:05.  Record keeping and reporting requirements. A pharmacist granted authorization under this chapter to administer influenza immunizations shall maintain the following documentation in the pharmacy regarding each immunization administered for a minimum of five years:

          (1)  The name, address, and date of birth of the patient;

          (2)  The date of administration and site of injections;

          (3)  The name, dose, manufacturer's lot number, and expiration date of the vaccine;

          (4)  The name and address of the patient's primary health care provider, as identified by the patient;

          (5)  The name of the pharmacist administering the immunization;

          (6)  The date that the written report was sent to the patient's primary health care provider;

          (7)  Consultation or other professional information provided to the patient; and

          (8)  The name of the vaccine information sheet provided to the patient.

          The pharmacist must provide a written report to the patient's primary health care provider of the above information within 14 days of the immunization. The required records as set forth in this section are open to inspection by the board and must be made available upon the board's request.

          Source: 29 SDR 37, effective September 26, 2002.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-11-11, 36-11-19.1.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-11-19.1.


Rule 20:51:28:06 Confidentiality of records maintained.

          20:51:28:06.  Confidentiality of records maintained. The required records identified in § 20:51:28:05 that include specific patient information are confidential records. Nothing in this section affects the requirements of SDCL 36-11-69 relating to the release of confidential patient information.

          Source: 29 SDR 37, effective September 26, 2002.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-11-11, 36-11-19.1.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-11-19.1, 36-11-69.


Rule 20:51:28:07 Renewal of authorization to administer influenza immunizations.

          20:51:28:07.  Renewal of authorization to administer influenza immunizations. The authorization to administer influenza immunizations must be renewed biennially by September 30. Any pharmacists desiring to renew the authorization shall provide the following documentation to the board:

          (1)  Current certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and

          (2)  Certificate of completion of a minimum of two hours of continuing education related to immunizations.

          Source: 29 SDR 37, effective September 26, 2002.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-11-11, 36-11-19.1.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-11-19.1.


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