Law QA

Looking for an update on pharmacy law and quality assurance? Sign up for CPA’s CT Law QA course, which aims to give home study law credit to any pharmacist who wants to learn about quality assurance strategies and Connecticut’s pharmacy laws. This course can be used for reciprocity into Connecticut or as an update on Pharmacy Law and Quality Assurance. Learners must follow the two week course schedule.  Online discussion boards and instructor monitoring and interaction keep you on track throughout the course. Tests and quizzes track your progress. Learners must receive a 70% or higher to pass this course and receive CE credit.

This course is offered the first two full weeks of every month. The registration deadline is the Thursday before each monthly course starts. This application-based course is accredited by ACPE for 15 hours of home study law education. Partial credit will not be awarded. Learners must finish the course within the two-week duration of the course.

Course Instructor: David Gardner, PharmD, Beacon Prescriptions, Southington, CT

Learning Objectives

Upon completion learners will be able to:

  1. Interpret all laws pertaining to prescription processing of non-controlled and controlled substances and the record-keeping of those substances.
  2. Compare laws pertaining to pharmacists’ supervision of interns, technicians and temporary pharmacists.
  3. Examine the duties and limitations of the technicians.
  4. Examine the ethics of filling prescriptions and confidentiality with regard to HIPAA.
  5. Interpret the requirements of OBRA and who is allowed to counsel or make the offer to counsel.
  6. Examine the definition of a prescription error and the types of prescription errors.
  7. Distinguish examples of sound-alike/look-alike drugs, confirmation bias and other issues impacting error prevention.
  8. Interpret the FDA and USP Medwatch Error Reports.
  9. Demonstrate ways of handling a prescription error.
  10. Employ a quality assurance program for error prevention and reporting.


The Connecticut Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists in attendance who complete an evaluation will receive 15 contact hours of CPE credit (1.5 CEUs). The ACPE number for this application-based program is 0106-0000-17-086-H03-P. Statements of credit will be uploaded to your NABP profile within 60 days of successful completion course.