Designed For
A course for pharmacists interested in developing knowledge of pharmacy law.
2 hours
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE): .2 CEUs
UAN: 0036-0000-16-080-H03-P

The practice of pharmacy in most states is declared a health care professional practice affecting the public health, safety and welfare. Pharmacy practice is a dynamic patient-oriented health service that applies a scientific body of knowledge to improve and promote patient health by means of appropriate drug use, drug-related therapy, and communication for clinical and consultative purposes. A pharmacist licensed to practice pharmacy by the state regulatory agency has the duty to use that degree of care, skill, diligence and professional judgment that is exercised by an ordinarily careful pharmacist in the same or similar circumstances.

This course will provide an overview of the qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations of the Pharmacist. Using several case study examples, you will have a better understanding on why all pharmacy personnel must be aware of and follow of all federal and state laws.

The role of the Pharmacist varies from state to state, depending on the rules and statutes in each state. It is the responsibility of the Pharmacist to be knowledgeable and follow all federal and state pharmacy laws in the state(s) in which they practice.

Oregon State University Pharmacy CE   





  • Differentiate between the role of the Pharmacist-In-Charge (PIC) and the Pharmacist (RPh).
  • List 5 duties that may not be delegated to others by the Pharmacist.
  • Describe when the state Pharmacy regulatory agency can take disciplinary action against their licensees.
  • Identify the qualifications for licensure as a Pharmacist.
  • Kenneth Wells, RPh

    Ken Wells, RPh, is an affiliate faculty member at Oregon State College of Pharmacy. In 2013, he retired after forty plus years, working in the community practice setting. Ken is currently a member of the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy, appointed in 2009 and reappointed in 2013. He has served on various Board and NABP committees. He is active in OSPA, serving on their Board of Directions, as President, and on various committees.