Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Offline Date

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician



    • Overview

      A mere half century ago, the Pharmacist Code of Ethics forbade a pharmacist from talking with a patient about the patient’s medication.  Current legal standards have taken a one hundred eighty degree shift from that obsolete position.  This monograph examines the patient counseling standards that apply in pharmacy practice today.  The monograph considers how violation of these standards may lead to malpractice liability.  Strategies for liability avoidance are discussed.


      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 :   18163H03.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Identify effective mechanisms for integrating patient counseling practices into standard pharmacy services
      Identify the pharmacist's standard of care for patient counseling
      Recognize the patient counseling subjects that are stated in the OBRA-90 legislation

      Pharmacy Technician

      Identify the steps that must be taken to meet the duty to counsel patients
      Recognize the responsibility for counseling of patients at a pharmacy
      Recognize legal cases in which patient counseling requirements have not been met
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-163-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-163-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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