Designed For
A course for pharmacy technicians interested in developing knowledge of pharmacy law.
2 Hours
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE): .2 CEUs

The Technician is a key member of the pharmacy team. Working under the direct supervision and control of the Pharmacist, the Technician performs essential duties in a complex work environment. Without the assistance of the Technicians, the Pharmacists would not have the additional time necessary for them to expand pharmacy services in today’s changing health care environment. This module will provide an overview of the qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations of the Technician. Using several case study examples, you will have a better understanding on why the Technician must be aware of all federal and state laws. The role of the Technician varies from state to state, depending on the rules and statutes in each state. It is the responsibility of the Technician 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 and the role of the Technician
  • List three duties only Pharmacists are authorized to perform
  • Describe when the state Pharmacy regulatory agency can take disciplinary action against a Technician’s license
  • Identify the qualifications to become a Pharmacy Technician
  • Lorinda Anderson, Pharm.D.

    Photo of Lorinda Anderson

    Lorinda Anderson, Pharm.D., is a faculty member at OSU’s college of pharmacy at the Corvallis Campus. She is course coordinator for the P2 pharmacy practice series. In practice she works as a staff pharmacist in the inpatient pharmacy at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, OR. She also volunteers to do diabetes education at the community outreach clinic in Corvallis. Lorinda graduated from the University of Utah’s college of pharmacy, fulfilled a PGY-1 residency at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and has received her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.

  • 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.