Pharmacy Case Law Update 2019: Painstaking and Undertaken with a Generous and Hospitable Approach

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 1-hour presentation provides an update of recent court decisions that have an impact on the practice of pharmacy. Among other cases, areas of practice that will be addressed in the presentation include the recent use of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations to establish a private cause of action and how workplace violence statements can lead to employee termination. Also included will be a discussion describing a conspiracy involving military members to defraud TRICARE. Lastly, using recent case law, a perspective will be presented that discusses the tension between employee or patient medical marijuana use in a federal setting versus state environment.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. State how a violation of HIPAA standards is now being used in an unprecedented fashion to support a private cause of action against a pharmacy.
  2. Determine when workplace violence statements support the termination of an employee.
  3. List the elements necessary to charge someone with criminal conspiracy to defraud TRICARE.
  4. Despite the differences in state and federal laws, list three ways military pharmacies can assist civilian patients who may be using medical marijuana.

 

 

     

Technician Learning Objectives

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

  1. State how a violation of HIPAA standards is now being used in an unprecedented fashion to support a private cause of action against a pharmacy.
  2. Determine when workplace violence statements support the termination of an employee.
  3. List the elements necessary to charge someone with criminal conspiracy to defraud TRICARE.
  4. Despite the differences in state and federal laws, list three ways military pharmacies can assist civilian patients who may be using medical marijuana.

 

     

 
 
 
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: 
Tuesday, October 29
Time: 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: 
Hilton Anatole Dallas - Chantilly Ballroom
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-199-L03-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-199-L03-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based