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PHM 103 - Pharmacy Law and Ethics

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 2

Description: This course is a study of the current laws and ethical practices appropriate to pharmacy and the role of patient services.

Prerequisite(s): Take PHM 101 , PHM 110 , PHM 112 , and PHM 114  with a minimum Grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Introduction to Law
  • Principles of Liability
  • Ethics in Pharmacy Practice
  • Federal Regulation of Drug Products
  • Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Control Act: A Closer Look
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Workplace Safety Laws
  • State Laws and Pharmacy Practice
  • State Boards of Pharmacy and the Joint Commission

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Basic 4-function calculator
  • Pen with black or blue ink

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain why knowledge of the law is important to pharmacy technician.
  2. Define malpractice as it relates to pharmacy technicians.
  3. List the major points in the codes of ethics for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  4. Discuss the role of pharmacist and technicians in following OSHA standards in the pharmacy.
  5. Identify the significance of each controlled substance schedule.
  6. Explain how the HIPAA Privacy Rule benefits the pharmacy and patients.
  7. Describe the state boards of pharmacy.

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