Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Monday, November 23, 2020

    Offline Date

    Tuesday, May 23, 2023

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Thursday, November 23, 2023

    Target Audience




    • Overview

      Conflicts arise when pharmacists refuse to fill legally valid prescriptions because of their religious or ethical principles. Refusal by health care providers to participate in certain health-related activities due to ethical values emerged after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down anti-abortion laws. The issue surfaced for pharmacists following the approval of emergency contraception. Many instances of conflicts between pharmacist ethical principles and the need for urgent access to medications led some states to enact conscience clause laws, however a lack of uniformity and guidance among the states creates a confusing situation for pharmacists, employers, and patients. This lesson will review the development and application of health-based conscience clause laws and regulations.


      • Homestudy PDF :   20280H03.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Explain the responsibility of the pharmacist/pharmacy dealing with a conscience clause dispute
      Distinguish the characteristics and approaches of right to refuse laws in various states
      Describe the history and application of the health care conscience clause
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-20-280-H03-P

      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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