Compounding

This category addresses questions surrounding the laws and regulations that govern compounding, and the practice of preparing personalized medications for patients.

Controlled Substances

This category addresses questions surrounding drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs, which are classified into five distinct categories or schedules, dependent upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential.

eRecords

This category contains requirements for pharmacies to store electronic records of prescription information. These eRecords are not EMR’s

Immunization Protocols

The Immunization Protocols category contains templates for pharmacies/pharmacists to create collaborative practice agreements with prescribers so that pharmacists can administer vaccines.

Immunizations

The Immunizations category contains FAQs regarding the administration of vaccines in pharmacies.

Medicaid for Pharmacies

This category combines research from state law as well as the Medicaid Provider Manuals to clarify how pharmacies must comply with state and federal Medicaid requirements.

Medical Records Law

Particularly in this electronic age, the security of health care data and records is increasingly complex and scrutinized. This category explains the federal HIPAA requirements and corresponding state-level requirements impacting health care providers and how they handle medical records.

Meth Precursor Sales

This category explains the federal Combat Meth Act requirements and corresponding state-level requirements to control access to meth precursors such as age limits, log books, quantity limits, reporting etc.

Opioid Antagonists

Outlines pharmacist and prescriber requirements regarding Opioid Antagonist medications.

Pharmacy Facilities

This category addresses various board requirements for pharmacies that are more legal- rather than operational in nature. This does not relate to a medical practice closing or being sold to another company, physical space and signage requirements, etc.

Pharmacy Personnel

This category includes requirements of pharmacy staff. It outlines permissible duties, supervision, misconduct and training requirements.

Point of Care Testing

This category outlines the rules and regulations regarding Point of Care testing, or the performance of a diagnostic test outside of a laboratory.

Top Questions - Practice of Pharmacy

The Practice of Pharmacy (PoP) category is a compilation of the top most commonly raised questions. Many of the questions in this category also have separate categories, devoted to specific issues (such as Immunizations, Collaborative Practice, Shared Services, etc.).

Prescribing Authority

Answers questions regarding the authority given to a mid-level practitioner to prescribe controlled substances.

Prescription Benefits and Payment

This category outlines the governance surrounding prescription drug coverage, co-payments, deductibles and services covered.

RPH Prescribing or CPAs

Provides information on laws governing registered pharmacists and Collaborative Practice Agreements, authorizing pharmacists to prescribe controlled substances and provide an array of patient care services.

Shared Rx Services

This category provides guidance on state requirements for central prescription processing, central filling, and central call centers.