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 whether the commission of an error by a health professional can be classified as criminal conduct that exposes the erring health professional to incarceration upon conviction. The webcast draws a distinction between errors that are made due to ordinary inattentiveness, and errors that are made due to deliberate indifference to the welfare of others. The webcast asks at what point (if any) does a mistake that supports civil malpractice turn into willful disregard that warrants criminal charges.


      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 :   18027H03_4pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18027H03_2pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      List the factors that contribute to potentially tragic yet “honest errors” in the practice of pharmacy.
      Develop a pharmacy system that can prevent situations in which it is virtually inevitable that a pharmacist will commit an error leading to criminal liability.
      Illustrate how a patient-oriented culture of safety in pharmacy can mitigate the potential negative impact of judicial outrage based on misunderstanding of the pharmacy profession and the factors that contribute to pharmacy errors.

      Pharmacy Technician

      List the elements of a pharmacist liability case.
      Discuss the distinction between technical, intellectual, judgmental, and criminal actions.
      Summarize legal case studies in which pharmacists have been charged with crimes following an error that led to a patient’s death.
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-027-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-027-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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