ICHP Position Statement - Technician Product Verification (formerly Technicians Checking Technicians)

The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP) supports the use of pharmacy technicians in a variety of drug distribution and quality control activities in institutions that provide established distributive and clinical pharmacy services.  Two examples of functions which can be completed by a technician and checked by a second technician are unit dose cart filling and restocking of non-patient specific medications.  Technicians completing pre-determined advanced training and demonstrating competency may be allowed to participate in tech-check-tech programs. There must also be a regular program of continuous quality assessment monitoring and medication safety reporting built into the system.

Revised 5/2019