Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    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 webcast considers the possibility that in states where “Death with Dignity” is legal, pharmacists who participate in this activity could be considered the instrumentality through which patients die, and could be criminally liable for the deaths. In fact, a former United States Attorney General held that view. This webcast reviews the use of medications at the end of life, and it considers the responsibilities of health professionals to treat patients with care and concern under those emotional circumstances.


      This webcast 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.


      • Slide Document :   18026H03_4pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18026H03_2pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Interpret the legal rationale in the Oregon v. Gonzales case, refuting the argument that physician-assisted suicide is not a “legitimate medical purpose” and therefore violates federal law.
      Describe the background and operation of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act (ODWDA).
      List the responsibilities for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

      Pharmacy Technician

      Describe state laws that authorize what is known as “Death with Dignity.”
      List the responsibilities established for pharmacy under controlled substance laws.
      Discuss federal challenges to state health care laws
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-026-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-026-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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