APhA Pharmacy Law Matters: A Year in Review Legal and regulatory developments affecting pharmacy in 2017

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In 2017, federal legislative and regulatory activities shaped and advanced the practice of pharmacy. A new Presidential Administration and Congress took control in Washington, DC, with a stated focus on reducing the regulatory burden for clinicians, providers, and patients in an effort to increase the quality of care, decrease costs, and make the health care system more effective, efficient, and accessible.

Learning Objectives: 

At the completion of this activity, the pharmacist and pharmacy technician will be able to:

  1. Discuss pharmacy provider status activities taking place in 2017.
  2. Analyze legislation in 2017 impacting pharmacy practice.
  3. Explain how select federal agency actions will affect or are affecting pharmacy practice.

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

Learning level: 1

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.20 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-18-119-H03-P/T.

To obtain credit for "APhA Pharmacy Law Matters: A Year in Review Legal and regulatory developments affecting pharmacy in 2017," complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, and then claim credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy allows two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the questions may not appear in the same order as printed and only two attempts to pass the assessmemt will be granted.  The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: January 1, 2018
Expiration date: January 1, 2021 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE


"APhA Pharmacy Law Matters: A Year in Review Legal and regulatory developments affecting pharmacy in 2017” is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Advisory Board

Michael A. Mone - Immediate Past Chair, APhA Government Affairs Committee

Stacie Maass, BSPharm, JD - Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Practice & Government Affairs

Alicia Kerry Mica - Senior Lobbyist

Michael Baxter - Director, Regulatory Affairs

Jenna Ventresca, JD - Director, Health Policy


APhA’s Government Affairs and editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.


There is no fee associated with this activity for members of the American Pharmacists Association. There is a $25 fee for nonmembers.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website and view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-18-119-H03-P 0.2 CEUs January 01, 2018 - January 01, 2021
ACPE# 0202-0000-18-119-H03-T 0.2 CEUs January 01, 2018 - January 01, 2021