LAW AND ETHICS FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, 2nd Edition explores the legal and ethical landscape surrounding pharmacy technician careers today. Interactive and thought-provoking, the text uses case studies to engage readers in real-life legal and ethical dilemmas to enhance critical thinking and broaden perspectives. Beginning with an overview of liability as it applies to pharmacy technicians, chapters progress through state and federal regulations, ethics in pharmacy practice, HIPAA, workplace safety, and other key topics recommended by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Engaging features also include end-of-chapter questions, highlighted state regulations, a glossary, and eight in-depth appendices on essential topics ranging from Medication Errors to State Boards. More than a text, LAW AND ETHICS FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, 2nd Edition is an essential reference that helps pharmacy technicians thrive in their ever-expanding roles and at any stage of their careers.
Table of Contents
SECTION A: THE FOUNDATION OF LAW AND ETHICS.
1. Introduction to Law.
2. Principles of Liability.
3. Ethics in the Pharmacy Practice
SECTION B: FEDERAL LAWS.
4. Federal Regulation of Drug Products.
5. Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Control Act: A Closer Look.
6. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
7. Workplace Safety Laws.
SECTION C: STATE LAWS AFFECTING PHARMACY PRACTICE.
8. State Laws and Pharmacy Practice.
9. State Boards of Pharmacy and The Joint Commission.
Appendix A. Suggested Responses to "What Would You Do?" and "You Be the Judge."
Appendix B. Medication Errors (MedWatch).
Appendix C. Special Tasks for Pharmacy Technicians in Community Settings.
Appendix D. State-by-State Approved Duties of Pharmacy Technicians in Hospital Settings.
Appendix E. State Qualifications for Pharmacy Technicians.
Appendix F. State Boards of Pharmacy.
Appendix G. Professional Organizations.
Appendix H. United States Pharmacopeial Foundation (USP) and National Formulary (NF) Drug Monograph Sample.