Ensuring Ethical and Legal Pharmacy Practice

Ensuring Ethical and Legal Pharmacy Practice

As a pharmacy professional, you have a responsibility to uphold the ethical and legal standards that are guided by pharmacy laws, rules, and regulations. This course provides a thorough review of current pharmacy laws to assist the learner in mitigating practice risks and liabilities. The learner will review practical ways to stay current with regulatory changes impacting pharmacy-related licenses, strategies to avoid regulatory violations, and updates on important laws enforced by the FDA, DEA, and State Boards of Pharmacy. This rigorous review will help to prepare the learner for everyday practice, precepting student learners, or a BOP disciplinary hearing.

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Evaluate regulatory challenges in pharmacy practice from a perspective based on principles of pharmacy ethics.
2. Discuss the scope of authority of a state board of pharmacy and of other government agencies that regulate the practice of pharmacy.
3. Describe the process through which state boards of pharmacy exercise their authority to discipline those who have allegedly violated pharmacy laws.
4. Identify laws enforced by the federal Food and Drug Administration, as enforced also by state boards of pharmacy.
5. Identify laws enforced by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, as enforced also by state boards of pharmacy.
6. Discuss how pharmacists must comply with federal laws related to drugs, the distribution of drugs, and payment for drugs.
7. Describe how to search the website of a state board of pharmacy to locate statutes and regulations that are of primary importance to practicing pharmacists.
8. Illustrate how the qualities of responsibility and professionalism can support pharmacy practice in the development of strategies to avoid regulatory violations.
9. Describe the evolution of pharmacy practice toward new professional roles, and the regulatory implications of that professional expansion.

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Law Content Developer, CEimpact

David B. Brushwood does not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education course.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: August 1, 2023
Planned Expiration Date: August 1, 2026

This course is provided for educational purposes. CEimpact is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice of any kind. For legal advice, please contact a licensed attorney.

Copyright 2023, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.



Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-23-277-H03-P
Application-based CPE Activity

CEImpact is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Obtain CPE credit by completing the course, followed by the exam and evaluation (if applicable). Once successfully completed, your course will appear in your Completed Courses tab. Access your CPE statement of credit at www.MyCPEMonitor.net.

¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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