GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Dispensing Controlled Substance Prescriptions: A Legal Review for Practicing Pharmacists
The contents of this issue of University of Tennessee Advanced Studies in Pharmacy include 4 review articles.
Activity Date: November 2008  — Activity Info: Volume5, (8)
Goals & Objectives | Faculty | Complete Pre-Test Activity | Introduction | Full Activity Content | CME Test & Evaluation (CME Expired)

 

GOAL
To provide community pharmacists with a focused review of the federal laws governing the dispensing of controlled substance prescriptions. 

TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is designed for community pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • List the inclusion criteria the Controlled Substances Act uses to differentiate the 5 schedules of controlled substances.
  • Adhere to the technical requirements for "processing" of a prescription for a controlled substance based on the schedule of the controlled substance prescribed.
  • Adhere to the technical requirements for "dispensing" of a prescription for a controlled substance based on the schedule of the controlled substance prescribed.
  • Adhere to the technical requirements for paper and electronic recordkeeping of controlled substance prescriptions and related records. 
  • List factors that may put a pharmacist on notice that a controlled substance prescription(s) may not be for a legitimate medical purpose. 
  • Implement a checklist approach to ensure adherence to federal laws regulating the dispensing of controlled substance prescriptions.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for pharmacists.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
acpe logoThis knowledge-based program is sponsored by The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy who is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this program will provide 1 contact hours credit (0.1 CEUs). Successful completion includes reading the materials, completing the post-test with a score of at least 70%, and completing the program evaluation. If you score less than 70% on the post-test, you will be allowed to complete the post-test 1 more time. A statement of CE credit will be available online immediately following successful completion of the program. ACPE program #064-000-08-211-H03-P.

This continuing education activity was produced under the supervision of Glen E. Farr, PharmD, Associate Dean for Continuing Pharmacy Education, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity:  1 hour.

Release date: November 15, 2008. Expiration date: November 15, 2010.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

GRIEVANCE POLICY
A participant, sponsor, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Purdue Pharma LP.

     
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