Pharmacy Case Law Update 2018: In the Best Interest of Patients

Description

Federal and civilian pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must be kept abreast of constantly changing developments in pharmacy law to practice safely and effectively within the legal parameters established by courts and regulatory agencies. This presentation provides an update of recent court decisions that have an impact on the practice of pharmacy. Areas of practice addressed in the presentation include corporate liability for TRICARE fraud, potential liability for how a prior authorization is managed, and potential liability to non-patients. Also, two administrative rulings will be presented that provide an excellent framework for discussing both the process the DEA uses to revoke a pharmacy’s Certificate of Registration and what the DEA notes as red flags for controlled substance dispensing. Lastly, a case involving the use of medical marijuana will be presented.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Name three aspects of the Medrano and Lopez case that make it unusual compared to similar TRICARE fraud cases.
  2. State what a pharmacist must do to properly handle a prior authorization request according to a Massachusetts court.
  3. Determine if a patient has a constitutional right to use medical marijuana to alleviate pain or great suffering.
  4. List at least 5 red flags pharmacy personnel must be aware of before dispensing controlled substances.

Technician Learning Objectives

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

  1. Name three aspects of the Medrano and Lopez case that make it unusual compared to similar TRICARE fraud cases.
  2. State what a pharmacist must do to properly handle a prior authorization request according to a Massachusetts court.
  3. Determine if a patient has a constitutional right to use medical marijuana to alleviate pain or great suffering.
  4. List at least 5 red flags pharmacy personnel must be aware of before dispensing controlled substances.
 
 
 
Speakers:
David
David Bobb, BS,JD
Chief, Pharmacy Operations Division
Defense Health Agency
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: General Session, Pharmacy Business Operations, Management, and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Wednesday, October 24
Time: 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: 
Kansas City Convention Center - Grand Ballroom
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-237-L03-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-18-237-L03-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based