Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Offline Date

    Friday, February 19, 2021

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, February 19, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician



    • Overview

      This monograph reviews the exposure to criminal liability of pharmacists who make mistakes resulting in harm to, or the death of, a patient. The monograph considers the possibility that a pharmacist who acts contrary to the best interests of a patient, should be held to account by criminal justice authorities for harm done to a person victimized by a pharmacist’s egregious disregard for patient welfare. The justifications for criminalizing error are considered, along with the drawbacks of this approach.


      This monograph is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be used as legal advice. For legal advice, a licensed attorney should be consulted.



      • Homestudy PDF :   18030H03_hsmonograph.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Interpret the justification prosecutors have offered for criminal charges in pharmacy error cases.
      Illustrate the value of continuous quality improvement.
      Formulate an effective response to the disclosure of a pharmacist error.

      Pharmacy Technician

      Describe steps that can be taken to reduce exposure to criminal liability for error.
      Discuss the justifications for criminal liability and the criticisms of criminal liability.
      List the types of pharmacy error that may lead to criminal liability.
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-030-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-030-H03-T

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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