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  • 1. Extreme Makeover : Tech Standards Edition with Cliff Frank, CPhT

2. Program Information

  • ACPE # 384-000-07-020-L03 LAW PROGRAM
  • 2.0 Contact Hours (0.2 CEU)
  • Initial Release: 8-6-07
  • Expires: 8-6-2010
  • STAT Educational Services, a division of National PharmacyTechnician Association Inc., is accredited by the AccreditationCouncil for PharmacyEducation (ACPE) as a provider ofcontinuing pharmacy education.

3. Introduction

  • This group is the cream of the crop:
    • You all know about pharmacy law.
  • You probably even know when OBRA 90 passed !
  • In past talks, I have discussed pharmacy law as well as ethics.
  • We discussed how laws are born from need mostly for public protection.

4. Introduction

  • Misbranding, labeling, testing etc.
  • We have touched on the role of money and politics in pharmacy law.
  • He who has the biggest gun..
  • We also know that pharmacy is one of the most heavily regulated industries in
  • the U.S.

5. Our Regulated Industry

  • Laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies. what exactly are they?
  • Whats the difference between them?

6. Law

  • The system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may be enforce by the imposition of penalties.

7. Example:

  • It is against the law in the United States to dispense a controlled substance without a license and valid prescription .

8. Rule:

  • Principle that operates within a particular sphere of knowledge, describing or prescribing what is possible or allowable.

9. Example:

  • It is against the rule to take or consume food in the pharmacy.

10. Regulation:

  • directive made and maintained by an authority.

11. Example:

      • Your state board may require you to be certified before licensing.

12. Guideline:

  • General rule, principle, or piece of advice.

13. Example:

  • Recent federal guidelines suggest doubling pharmacy technician salaries over the next 6 months.

14. Policy:

  • a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual .

15. Example:

  • It is against company policy to date a co-worker.

16. EXERCISE I(15 min.) 17. Bus DriverMove That Bus! 18. Challenge I

  • The federal government negotiates drug prices with manufacturers .
          • True or false?

19. Challenge II

  • All technicians in the United States have to be registered, licensed or certified,
          • True or false

20. Challenge III

  • In 2007, congress proposed expanding the powers of the FDA to limit the ability of pharmacies to compound.
          • True or false

21. Challenge IV

  • Whose responsibility is it to devise systems for reporting drug errors?
    • DEA
    • NPTA
    • NABP
    • NCAA

22. Challenge V

  • Both in and out patients receive drug discounts under federal rule 340 B.
          • True or false

23. Our Operating System

  • Pharmacy technicians provide healthcare based on a patchwork of rules, regulations, policies, laws coming from:

24. Our Operating System

  • Federal legislation
  • National Certification Boards
  • State legislation
  • Federal agencies
      • (FDA, DEA, Medicare, NABP, Social Security, etc.
  • State agencies
      • Medicaid
      • State Boards

25. You Are Responsible

  • As technicians, we cant assume that the pharmacist must be more concerned with the law because they have the final say.

26. You Are Responsible

  • As technicians, we cant assume that the pharmacist must be more concerned with the law because they have the final say.
        • WRONG!

27. The Makeover Is Ongoing

  • More and more techs are being named and sued in medication error cases.We have a responsibility to know and follow the laws that apply to our profession.

28. Malpractice

  • Wrongdoing, (professional) misconduct, breach of ethics, unprofessional, unethical behavior.

29. Example

  • A patients medical history was discussed with another patient.

30. Negligence

  • Failure to take proper care in doing something; carelessness, incompetence.

31. Example

  • Because the technician did not take the proper precautions, the patients IV was contaminated.

32. EXERCISE II:(15 min.) 33. Continuing Makeover

  • Whether you recognize it or not, pharmacy is being re-created constantly.

34. Continuing Makeover

  • The plethora of regulations, changes, laws and commonly held wisdom is accelerating at an amazing pace.Besides all the new medications and therapies, we have:

35. Continuing Makeover

  • plan B
    • an OTC/Hybrid
  • Pharmacist/prescriber collaborations
  • Increasing DURs and other pharmacy provided patient services
  • New kinds of clinic/pharmacies
  • All of these exciting changes require various expanded technician roles and legal responsibilities.
  • Our opportunities are expanding right along with our legal responsibilities

36. Continuing Makeover

  • If we are to be held responsible for following all laws, regulations and rules, we have to know what they are.
  • Our re-certification, re-licensing usually requires the minimum number of law CEs.
  • A true professional will complete way beyond that number to stay qualified as a trueprofessionalpharmacy technician.
  • There are many resources. Use them to your advantage!

37. Questions/Comments