Extreme Makeover : Tech Standards Edition with Cliff Frank, CPhT
Program Information <ul><li>ACPE # 384-000-07-020-L03 – LAW PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 Contact Hours (0.2 CEU) </li></u...
Introduction <ul><li>This group is the cream of the crop: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You all know about pharmacy law. </li></ul...
Introduction <ul><li>Misbranding, labeling, testing etc.  </li></ul><ul><li>We have touched on the role of money and polit...
Our Regulated Industry <ul><li>Laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies…. what exactly are they? </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Law   <ul><li>The system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its membe...
Example:   <ul><li>It is against the law in the United States to dispense a controlled substance without a license and val...
Rule:   <ul><li>Principle that operates within a particular sphere of knowledge, describing or prescribing what is possibl...
Example:   <ul><li>It is against the rule to take or consume food in the pharmacy. </li></ul>
Regulation:   <ul><li>directive made and maintained by an authority. </li></ul>
Example:   <ul><ul><ul><li>Your state board may require you to be certified before licensing. </li></ul></ul></ul>
Guideline:   <ul><li>General rule, principle, or piece of advice. </li></ul>
Example:   <ul><li>Recent federal guidelines suggest doubling pharmacy technician salaries over the next 6 months. </li></ul>
Policy:   <ul><li>a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual . </...
Example:   <ul><li>It is against company policy to date a co-worker. </li></ul>
EXERCISE I  (15 min.)
“ Bus Driver…Move That Bus!”
Challenge I <ul><li>The federal government negotiates drug prices with manufacturers . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T...
Challenge II <ul><li>All technicians in the United States have to be registered, licensed or certified, </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Challenge III <ul><li>In 2007, congress proposed expanding the powers of the FDA to limit the ability of pharmacies to com...
Challenge IV <ul><li>Whose responsibility is it to devise systems for reporting drug errors? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DEA </l...
Challenge V <ul><li>Both ‘in’ and ‘out’ patients receive drug discounts under federal rule 340 B. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><u...
Our Operating System <ul><li>Pharmacy technicians provide healthcare based on a patchwork of rules, regulations, policies,...
Our Operating System <ul><li>Federal legislation </li></ul><ul><li>National Certification Boards  </li></ul><ul><li>State ...
You Are Responsible <ul><li>As technicians, we can’t assume that the pharmacist must be more concerned with the law becaus...
You Are Responsible <ul><li>As technicians, we can’t assume that the pharmacist must be more concerned with the law becaus...
The Makeover Is Ongoing <ul><li>More and more techs are being named and sued in medication error cases.  We have a respons...
Malpractice <ul><li>Wrongdoing, (professional) misconduct, breach of ethics, unprofessional, unethical behavior. </li></ul>
Example <ul><li>A patient’s medical history was discussed with another patient.   </li></ul>
Negligence <ul><li>Failure to take proper care in doing something; carelessness, incompetence. </li></ul>
Example <ul><li>Because the technician did not take the proper precautions, the patient’s IV was contaminated. </li></ul>
EXERCISE II:  (15 min.)
Continuing Makeover <ul><li>Whether you recognize it or not, pharmacy is being re-created constantly. </li></ul>
Continuing Makeover <ul><li>The plethora of regulations, changes, laws and commonly held wisdom is accelerating at an amaz...
Continuing Makeover <ul><li>plan B   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an OTC/Hybrid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pharmacist/prescriber coll...
Continuing Makeover <ul><li>If we are to be held responsible for following all laws, regulations and rules, we have to kno...
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  1. 1. Extreme Makeover : Tech Standards Edition with Cliff Frank, CPhT
  2. 2. Program Information <ul><li>ACPE # 384-000-07-020-L03 – LAW PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 Contact Hours (0.2 CEU) </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Release: 8-6-07 </li></ul><ul><li>Expires: 8-6-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>STAT Educational Services, a division of National Pharmacy Technician Association Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>This group is the cream of the crop: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You all know about pharmacy law. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You probably even know when OBRA ’90 passed ! </li></ul><ul><li>In past talks, I have discussed pharmacy law as well as ethics. </li></ul><ul><li>We discussed how laws are born from need – mostly for public protection. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Misbranding, labeling, testing etc. </li></ul><ul><li>We have touched on the role of money and politics in pharmacy law. </li></ul><ul><li>“ He who has the biggest gun…..” </li></ul><ul><li>We also know that pharmacy is one of the most heavily regulated industries in </li></ul><ul><li>the U.S. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our Regulated Industry <ul><li>Laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies…. what exactly are they? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the difference between them? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Law <ul><li>The system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may be enforce by the imposition of penalties. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example: <ul><li>It is against the law in the United States to dispense a controlled substance without a license and valid prescription . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rule: <ul><li>Principle that operates within a particular sphere of knowledge, describing or prescribing what is possible or allowable. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Example: <ul><li>It is against the rule to take or consume food in the pharmacy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Regulation: <ul><li>directive made and maintained by an authority. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Example: <ul><ul><ul><li>Your state board may require you to be certified before licensing. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Guideline: <ul><li>General rule, principle, or piece of advice. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Example: <ul><li>Recent federal guidelines suggest doubling pharmacy technician salaries over the next 6 months. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Policy: <ul><li>a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Example: <ul><li>It is against company policy to date a co-worker. </li></ul>
  16. 16. EXERCISE I (15 min.)
  17. 17. “ Bus Driver…Move That Bus!”
  18. 18. Challenge I <ul><li>The federal government negotiates drug prices with manufacturers . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>True or false? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Challenge II <ul><li>All technicians in the United States have to be registered, licensed or certified, </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>True or false </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Challenge III <ul><li>In 2007, congress proposed expanding the powers of the FDA to limit the ability of pharmacies to compound. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>True or false </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Challenge IV <ul><li>Whose responsibility is it to devise systems for reporting drug errors? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DEA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NPTA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NABP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCAA </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Challenge V <ul><li>Both ‘in’ and ‘out’ patients receive drug discounts under federal rule 340 B. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>True or false </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Our Operating System <ul><li>Pharmacy technicians provide healthcare based on a patchwork of rules, regulations, policies, laws coming from: </li></ul>
  24. 24. Our Operating System <ul><li>Federal legislation </li></ul><ul><li>National Certification Boards </li></ul><ul><li>State legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Federal agencies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(FDA, DEA, Medicare, NABP, Social Security, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>State agencies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medicaid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State Boards </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. You Are Responsible <ul><li>As technicians, we can’t assume that the pharmacist must be more concerned with the law because they have the final say. </li></ul>
  26. 26. You Are Responsible <ul><li>As technicians, we can’t assume that the pharmacist must be more concerned with the law because they have the final say. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WRONG! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. The Makeover Is Ongoing <ul><li>More and more techs are being named and sued in medication error cases. We have a responsibility to know and follow the laws that apply to our profession. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Malpractice <ul><li>Wrongdoing, (professional) misconduct, breach of ethics, unprofessional, unethical behavior. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Example <ul><li>A patient’s medical history was discussed with another patient. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Negligence <ul><li>Failure to take proper care in doing something; carelessness, incompetence. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Example <ul><li>Because the technician did not take the proper precautions, the patient’s IV was contaminated. </li></ul>
  32. 32. EXERCISE II: (15 min.)
  33. 33. Continuing Makeover <ul><li>Whether you recognize it or not, pharmacy is being re-created constantly. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Continuing Makeover <ul><li>The plethora of regulations, changes, laws and commonly held wisdom is accelerating at an amazing pace. Besides all the new medications and therapies, we have: </li></ul>
  35. 35. Continuing Makeover <ul><li>plan B </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an OTC/Hybrid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pharmacist/prescriber collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing DUR’s and other pharmacy provided patient services </li></ul><ul><li>New kinds of clinic/pharmacies </li></ul><ul><li>All of these exciting changes require various expanded technician roles and legal responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Our opportunities are expanding right along with our legal responsibilities </li></ul>
  36. 36. Continuing Makeover <ul><li>If we are to be held responsible for following all laws, regulations and rules, we have to know what they are. </li></ul><ul><li>Our re-certification, re-licensing usually requires the minimum number of law CE’s. </li></ul><ul><li>A true professional will complete way beyond that number to stay qualified as a true professional pharmacy technician. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many resources. Use them to your advantage! </li></ul>
  37. 37. Questions/Comments

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