Legislation and Regulations Affecting Your Practice

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Another year means more new laws and regulations. Which ones affect your practice? Learn how recent efforts are changing the way we combat prescription drug abuse, improve Medicare, price drugs, and implement the Drug Quality and Security Act.

This course is cosponsored by the American Society for Pharmacy Law.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to

  1. List examples of recent federal legislative activity that impact the practice of pharmacy.
  2. Describe new federal regulations and activities related to the practice of pharmacy.
  3. State the current efforts at the federal level to reimburse pharmacists for their services.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following archived webinar is approved for 2.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.20 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-044-H03-P/T.

To obtain credit for completing Legislation and Regulations Affecting Your Practice  participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, 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 continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to 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: March 23, 2020
Expiration date: March 22, 2023 - No credit granted after this date

Development and Support

Legislation and Regulations Affecting Your Practice is an activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. Cosponsored by the American Society for Pharmacy Law. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Ilisa BG Bernstein; Michael Baxter; Alicia Kerry Mica; and APhA’s 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 a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 


This learning product is a component of the APhA2020 Virtual Education package.

System Requirements

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