Guardians of Privacy: Pharmacy Technicians and Patient Confidentiality [Pharmacist]

Guardians of Privacy: Pharmacy Technicians and Patient Confidentiality [Pharmacist]

Patient confidentiality is one of the most significant responsibilities of all members of the pharmacy team. HIPAA violations by any member of the team may expose the pharmacy and the pharmacist-in-charge to regulatory consequences. This course discusses the legal and ethical principles of patient confidentiality, with a focus on the pharmacy technician’s role in maintaining the privacy of patient information.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Outline the basic principles of patient confidentiality.
2. Discuss possible communication alternatives to meet patient needs without violating patient confidentiality.
3. Describe a pharmacy program designed to protect patient confidentiality.

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

David B. Brushwood has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: January 28, 2024
Planned Expiration Date: January 28, 2027

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 2024, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-24-006-H03-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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