Review of Texas Pharmacy Law for Pharmacists

Course #81090 - $15 -


Every state has an agency that functions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of patients. To protect patients, the Texas State Board of Pharmacy has a set of laws and regulations that pharmacy personnel must follow. It is important to keep current on matters that impact you as a pharmacist and to meet all requirements of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Meeting these requirements will help avoid potential violations from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, the Texas Department of Public Safety, or other regulatory agencies. Staying current on state laws and rules will not only help you and your pharmacy, but your patients as well.

Education Category: Management
Release Date: 07/01/2024
Expiration Date: 12/31/2025

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This course is designed for pharmacists licensed to practice in Texas.

Accreditations & Approvals

In support of improving patient care, TRC Healthcare/NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. NetCE is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). NetCE complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, NetCE is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this activity for 1 ACPE credit(s). ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008164-0000-24-027-H03-P. NetCE is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU(s) for this program.

Special Approvals

This course meets the Texas requirement for one hour of education on Texas pharmacy law.

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to review Texas State Board of Pharmacy laws and rules to ensure compliance with the continuing education requirement to complete at least one contact hour on Texas pharmacy laws or rules during each renewal period.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Review pharmacist training and continuing education requirements.
  2. Identify appropriate prescription dispensing practices.
  3. Discuss pharmacy record management and retention requirements.
  4. Explain pharmacy technician regulations.
  5. Describe controlled substance laws that impact the practice of pharmacy.


Flora Harp, PharmD, is an Editor at TRC Healthcare. She obtained her PharmD degree from Wayne State University. She then completed a community practice residency at CVS Health, focused on corporate clinical support. After completing her residency, Flora went on to hold different roles at CVS Health, where she supported various clinical services and programs. She also spent time as a formulary management pharmacist for Medicare Part D plans at Prime Therapeutics. Prior to joining TRC Healthcare in 2016, Flora was a Clinical Services Manager at Thrifty White Pharmacy, where she oversaw various clinical programs including immunizations, rapid diagnostic testing, medication therapy management, and testing of innovative clinical service models in collaboration with payers, accountable care organizations, manufacturers, and others. She also helped support the early stages of seeking URAC accreditation for their growing specialty pharmacy business.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, Flora Harp, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

Randall L. Allen, PharmD

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Director of Development and Academic Affairs

Sarah Campbell

Director Disclosure Statement

The Director of Development and Academic Affairs has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

Our contributing faculty members have taken care to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and compatible with the standards generally accepted at the time of publication. The publisher disclaims any liability, loss or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents. Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into practice.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Technical Requirements

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Implicit Bias in Health Care

The role of implicit biases on healthcare outcomes has become a concern, as there is some evidence that implicit biases contribute to health disparities, professionals' attitudes toward and interactions with patients, quality of care, diagnoses, and treatment decisions. This may produce differences in help-seeking, diagnoses, and ultimately treatments and interventions. Implicit biases may also unwittingly produce professional behaviors, attitudes, and interactions that reduce patients' trust and comfort with their provider, leading to earlier termination of visits and/or reduced adherence and follow-up. Disadvantaged groups are marginalized in the healthcare system and vulnerable on multiple levels; health professionals' implicit biases can further exacerbate these existing disadvantages.

Interventions or strategies designed to reduce implicit bias may be categorized as change-based or control-based. Change-based interventions focus on reducing or changing cognitive associations underlying implicit biases. These interventions might include challenging stereotypes. Conversely, control-based interventions involve reducing the effects of the implicit bias on the individual's behaviors. These strategies include increasing awareness of biased thoughts and responses. The two types of interventions are not mutually exclusive and may be used synergistically.