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Summary: The State Board of Pharmacy consists of 9 members. Six of the members are pharmacists and three are public consumers. Pharmacy technicians must pay fees to the board and are regulated by the board but have no representation on the board. Pharmacy technicians outnumber pharmacists in Texas roughly 2 to 1. HB 2087 would add 2 members to the board. One of the new members would be a licensed pharmacy technician who is a resident of the state and the other would be an additional pharmacist.
Analysis: Because pharmacist technicians are regulated by this board and are required to pay fees to the board, it is important that they are represented. HB 2087 supports personal liberties of members of the pharmacy technician profession by giving them a voice on the board that regulates them. TPPA recommends a YES on HB 2087.