Emily’s Law signed by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland – new law outlines regulatory requirements for pharmacy technicians
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
On January 7, 2009, Governor Ted Strickland signed “Emily’s Law” into effect. This law requires that all Ohio pharmacy technicians pass a competency test and a criminal background check. Anyone not in compliance with the new law could be charged with a misdemeanor for the first offense and a fifth-degree felony for any subsequent offenses. Current pharmacy technicians have grace period to take the certification test.
On February 26, 2006, Emily Jerry a two-year-old girl was the victim of a medication error that caused her death. She died at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital when a pharmacy technician gave her a solution that contained twenty-three percent salt, as opposed to the one percent salt the medication was suppose to contain. The pharmacy tech, Katie Dudash testified that she told her pharmacy supervisor Eric Cropp that something was wrong with the solution. But pharmacist, Eric Cropp approved the mixture anyway.
Christopher and Kelly Jerry remember the agonizing death their daughter suffered. News stories report that Emily screamed when the salt solution entered her body, then she slipped into a coma and died several days later. Cropp no longer has a pharmacist license and is facing trial for third-degree felony charges. He may receive up to five years in prison.
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