Continuing Pharmacy Education

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Published: 2015

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BOARD OF PHARMACY

 

DIVISION 21
CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION

 855-021-0005
Continuing Pharmacy Education Required for Pharmacist License Renewal
(1) During the period from July 1 through
June 30 of each biennial license renewal cycle, each pharmacist must have satisfactorily
completed three (3) continuing pharmacy education units (CEU's) in an approved continuing
pharmacy education program prior to submission of the license renewal. Ten contact
hours equals 1 CEU. Fifty minutes equals 1 contact hour.
(2) Section (1) does not apply
to pharmacists applying for the first renewal of their license if they have not
been licensed by the Board for at least one year prior to July 1 of the renewal
period.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 689.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.285
Hist.: 1PB 45, f. & ef.
7-6-76; 1PB 2-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 10-3-79; 1PB 2-1980, f. & ef. 4-3-80;
BP 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-02; BP 2-2004, f. 5-21-04 cert. ef. 6-1-04; BP
11-2014, f. 12-30-14, cert. ef. 7-1-15
855-021-0010
Continuing Pharmacy Education
(1) In this rule the terms below have the
meanings given:
(a) “Patient Safety”
means procedures and processes that ensure that the correct patient receives the
correct drug in the correct dose, and is counseled appropriately.
(b) “Medication error
prevention” means procedures and processes to prevent and avoid adverse events
and to ensure that the correct patient receives the correct drug in the correct
dose.
(2) A continuing pharmacy education
program means classes of post graduate studies, informal study group participation,
institutes, seminars, lectures, conferences, workshops, extension study, correspondence
courses, teaching, planned and professional meetings, self study courses, cassette
or audio visual tape/slides or materials, and other self instruction units:
(a) A program shall consist
of therapeutics, or pharmacy and drug law or other aspects of health care. A minimum
of at least two hours of continuing education credit must be earned in the area
of pharmacy and drug law. A minimum of two hours of continuing education credit
must be earned in the area of patient safety or medication error prevention.
(b) Programs shall provide for
examinations or other methods of evaluation to assure satisfactory completion by
participants.
(c) The person or persons who
are to instruct or who are responsible for the delivery or content of the program
shall be qualified in the subject matter by education and experience.
(3) Continuing pharmacy education
programs shall be approved by the Board of Pharmacy. Application for approval shall
be made on and in accordance with forms established by the Board. The forms shall
require information relating to:
(a) Name of provider or sponsor;
(b) Type of program offered;
(c) Description of subject matter;
(d) Number of contact hours
offered;
(e) Total number of contact
hours in therapeutics or pharmacy and drug law or other aspects of health care;
(f) Method of determining satisfactory
completion of program;
(g) Dates and location of program;
(h) Name and qualification of
instructors or other persons responsible for the delivery or content of the program.
(4) CE programs are not required
to carry approval of American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). Programs
presented by providers approved by the American Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
are generally accepted, however, the Board reserves the right to determine the number
of hours allowed or to disapprove such programs.
(5) Providers shall provide
attendees with proof of attendance that shows the date and number of contact hours
provided. Providers must maintain attendance lists for three years.
(6) Continuing pharmacy education
credit accumulated in excess of the required 30 contact hours for biennial license
renewal cannot be carried forward.
(7) A maximum of 20 contact
hours (2.0 CEU) may be earned in any licensing cycle by preparing and presenting
CE programs. Pharmacists presenting CE programs may earn one contact hour (0.1 CEU)
for preparation time of one hour or more, plus credit for the actual contact hour
time of the presentation. A pharmacist must show content of the course, and a description
of the intended audience (e.g., pharmacists, physicians, nurses). Public service
programs, such as presentations to school children or service clubs, are not eligible
for continuing education credit.
(8) Pharmacists taking post
graduate studies applicable to graduate or professional degrees may submit the course
syllabus and evidence of satisfactory completion of the course for continuing education
credit approval by the Board.
(9) The Board may approve up
to 26 contact hours of CE credit for pharmacists who have successfully completed
nationally certified Disease State Management courses.
(10) Board members or staff
may attend CE programs for the purpose of evaluating content, format and appropriateness
of material for Continuing Pharmacy Education credit. Subsequent programs by CE
providers whose current programs are deemed deficient by on-site evaluation may
be required to obtain prior approval by the Board. The Board will provide feedback
to CE providers regarding evaluated CE presentations.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 689.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.285
Hist.: 1PB 45, f. & ef.
7-6-76; 1PB 2-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 10-3-79; 1PB 2-1980, f. & ef. 4-3-80;
1PB 2-1984, f. & ef. 3-7-84; 1PB 1-1986, f. & ef. 6-5-86; PB 10-1987, f.
& ef. 12-8-87; PB 3-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-91; PB 4-1992, f. & cert.
ef. 8-25-92; BP 5-2000(Temp), f. 6-20-00, cert. ef. 6-20-00 thru 10-27-00; Administrative
correction 6-21-01; BP 2-2004, f. 5-21-04 cert. ef. 6-1-04; BP 12-2010, f. &
cert. ef. 12-23-10; BP 11-2014, f. 12-30-14, cert. ef. 7-1-15
855-021-0016
Continuing Education in Pain Management
(1) A pharmacist licensed under these rules
must complete seven hours of continuing education in pain management as detailed
in the following sub-sections. This is a one-time requirement:
(a) A one-hour pain management
course, specific to Oregon, provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon
Health Authority; and
(b) A minimum of six hours of
continuing education in pain management. This requirement may be fulfilled by any
combination of continuing education coursework focusing on pain management including
but not limited to the treatment of terminally ill and dying patients, and those
with chronic, non-malignant pain.
(2) A pharmacist must complete
the required continuing education within 24 months of their first license renewal.
(3) A pharmacist must retain
for three years, documentation showing they have met the requirement of this rule,
and must provide this documentation if requested by the Board.
(4) The pain management continuing
education required under this rule shall count towards the 3.0 continuing pharmacy
education units required under OAR 855-021-0005, in the license cycle in which the
pain management continuing education is completed.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 689.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.285,
409.560 & 409.565
Hist.: BP 7-2006(Temp) f.
& cert. ef. 8-25-06 thru 1-20-07; BP 11-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-19-06; BP
11-2014, f. 12-30-14, cert. ef. 7-1-15
855-021-0025
Continuing Pharmacy Education —
Reciprocity
A pharmacist reciprocating into Oregon
will not be required to submit proof of continuing pharmacy education during the
initial license cycle.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 689.285
Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.205
Hist.: 1PB 45, f. & ef.
7-6-76; 1PB 2-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 10-3-79; 1PB 2-1980, f. & ef. 4-3-80;
BP 2-2004, f. 5-21-04 cert. ef. 6-1-04; BP 11-2014, f. 12-30-14, cert. ef. 7-1-15
855-021-0030
Continuing Pharmacy Education -- Non-Resident -- Dual Licensees
(1) Any Oregon licensed pharmacist residing in another state shall, in order to receive Oregon license renewal, meet Oregon requirements for continuing pharmacy education.
(2) The Board shall accept for CE credit programs for out of state pharmacists that have been approved by that state's Board of Pharmacy.
(3) Upon request, the Board may certify to another state's licensing authority the status of a licensee's continuing education participation in Oregon.
(4) The Board may request certification from another state's licensing authority regarding the status of an applicant's continuing education.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 435, ORS 475 & ORS 689

Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.205

Hist.: 1PB 45, f. & ef. 7-6-76; 1PB 2-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 10-3-79; 1PB 2-1980, f. & ef. 4-3-80; PB 10-1987, f. & ef. 12-8-87; BP 2-2004, f. 5-21-04 cert. ef. 6-1-04
855-021-0045
Notification of Annual License Renewal
(1) The Board will develop an appropriate
biennial renewal notice to be issued to all licensed pharmacists prior to May 1
of each odd numbered year.
(2) The notice will state the
biennial pharmacist license fee and the continuing pharmacy education fee due for
license renewal.
(3) The notice will include
the continuing pharmacy education time requirement and any other information considered
pertinent for the licensee's understanding of the renewal requirements.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 689.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.275
Hist.: 1PB 45, f. & ef.
7-6-76; 1PB 2-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 10-3-79; 1PB 2-1980, f. & ef. 4-3-80;
BP 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-02; BP 11-2014, f. 12-30-14, cert. ef. 7-1-15
855-021-0050
Renewal Application
(1) The biennial renewal application must
be submitted to the Board with the appropriate fee and the pharmacist must attest
that he/she has satisfactorily completed the continuing pharmacy education requirements.
(2) The Board may randomly select
and audit applications for renewal to verify completion of the CE programs reported
on the application for renewal. Pharmacists whose applications for renewal are selected
for audit must provide documentation of completion of the CE programs reported.
A pharmacist who fails to provide the requested documentation to the Board or who
fails to complete the biennial CE requirement may be disciplined for unprofessional
conduct.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 689.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.275
Hist.: 1PB 45, f. & ef.
7-6-76; 1PB 2-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 10-3-79; 1PB 2-1980, f. & ef. 4-3-80;
BP 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-02; BP 2-2004, f. 5-21-04 cert. ef. 6-1-04; BP
11-2014, f. 12-30-14, cert. ef. 7-1-15
855-021-0055
Reinstatement
(1) Any person petitioning for reinstatement
of a pharmacist license as provided within ORS 689.445 shall produce certification
of the continuing education requirements of all years in which the license has been
inactive prior to restoration of the license.
(2) Retired pharmacists who
wish to reinstate their license should refer to OAR 855-019-0170(2).
Stat. Auth.: ORS 689.205
Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.445
Hist.: 1PB 45, f. & ef.
7-6-76; 1PB 2-1979, f. & ef. 10-3-79, 1PB 2-1980, f. & ef. 4-3-80; 1PB 2-1981,
f. & ef. 8-20-81; BP 11-2014, f. 12-30-14, cert. ef. 7-1-15

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