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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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