Iowa rule requires that a registration be issued prior to commencing work in a secured pharmacy department.
Employment means that you have been hired by a pharmacy to perform the duties of a PSP, not necessarily that you have actually started working in the secured pharmacy area. On the application, please identify the pharmacy that has hired you and the anticipated start date to begin working in the secured pharmacy area. If you have already started working in the secured pharmacy area, you must indicate the exact date that you started working in that capacity. As a reminder, you should not begin work in the secured pharmacy area until registered with the Board. Please be advised that applications can take 5-7 business days upon receipt of application to process and should be taken into consideration at the time of hire. If you continue employment as a PSP without a current registration, you (as well as the pharmacy and pharmacist in charge) may be subject to public discipline.
If you have been working for the company in another capacity, or working in the secured pharmacy area in another pharmacy position, but are just now to begin the duties of a PSP, indicate the anticipated start date you will begin or the actual start date you began to perform the duties of a PSP, not the initial date you were hired to work elsewhere with the company or to work in the pharmacy in another position.
You must indicate the licensed Iowa pharmacy where you have been hired, even if you have not started employment.