Pharmacy Case Law Update 2017: Kickbacks, Crazy Medicine, and Controlling Everything

Description

Federal and civilian pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must be kept abreast of constantly changing developments in pharmacy law in order to practice safely and effectively within the legal parameters established by courts and regulatory agencies. This one-hour presentation provides an update of recent court decisions that have an impact on the practice of pharmacy. Areas of practice, including potential liability for Facebook postings, defamation, and aiding law enforcement are addressed. Also, a case is presented that provides an excellent framework for discussing the current opioid crisis in the United States and the complexities of combating this public health emergency.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the types of statements made by pharmacy personnel to patients about their physician that could support a defamation case.
  2. Identify the circumstances under which Florida courts would allow a pharmacist to fill a fraudulent controlled substance prescription to aid law enforcement.
  3. Explain how a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violation can be used by a plaintiff to sustain a private cause of action for violation of privacy.
  4. List at least 9 groups of individuals, agencies, and/or entities that have a role in combating the opioid crisis.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the types of statements made by pharmacy personnel to patients about their physician that could support a defamation case.
  2. Identify the circumstances under which Florida courts would allow a pharmacist to fill a fraudulent controlled substance prescription to aid law enforcement.
  3. Explain how a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violation can be used by a plaintiff to sustain a private cause of action for violation of privacy.
  4. List at least 9 groups of individuals, agencies, and/or entities that have a role in combating the opioid crisis.
 
 
 
Speakers:
David
David Bobb, BS,JD
59th Clinical Support Group
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: General Session
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13
Time: 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: 
Rosen Shingle Creek - Panzacola North
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-17-168-L03-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-17-168-L03-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based