Stay on Script: Demystifying Compliance Programs in Pharmacy Practice [Pharmacists]

Stay on Script: Demystifying Compliance Programs in Pharmacy Practice [Pharmacists]

Compliance programs in pharmacy practice are paramount to ensure responsible and ethical conduct, mitigate legal risks, and uphold regulatory commitments. This education session will equip learners with knowledge to master core facets of compliance programs applicable across diverse contexts, including employment, payer compliance, accreditation, and filling controlled substance prescriptions. By exploring the purpose, advantages, and key components of compliance programs, and learning how to report potential violations and unethical behavior, participants who complete this course will acquire the skills needed to understand various compliance programs in pharmacy practice.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Review legal case studies of unmet compliance responsibilities.
2. Identify the purpose and necessity of a compliance program for a pharmacy.
3. Describe the seven critical components of an effective pharmacy compliance program.
4. Explain how to develop a pharmacy compliance program to support the prevention and detection of legal violations and unethical behavior.

David Brushwood, RPh, JD
Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy,
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Senior Lecturer, University of Wyoming  

Denise Frank, BPharm, RPh, FACA, FAPC
National Coalition for Drug Quality and Security
Pharmacist/Principal, Frank Consulting, LLC  

David Brushwood and Denise Frank have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

This course was partially funded through an educational grant from Sectyr.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: November 15, 2023
Planned Expiration Date: November 15, 2026

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

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-23-346-H03-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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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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Compliance & Regulatory



ACPE Topic

03 Law





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