APhA Pharmacy Law Matters: A Year in Review - 2021

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In 2021, pharmacists continued to demonstrate the vital role they play in our nation’s health care infrastructure. While the pandemic stretched, strained, and tested the profession, pharmacists prevailed at finding new and innovative ways to provide care and be accessible to patients. This article, which is current as of December 2021, describes a few of the top 2021 federal legislative and regulatory policy issues affecting pharmacy practice this year.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the major federal and state actions to advance pharmacist-provided patient care services.

  • List COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 examples of recent federal legislative activity that impact the practice of pharmacy.

  • Describe the latest COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 federal regulations related to the practice of pharmacy.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and 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 1.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-22-001-H03-P/T.  

To obtain credit for APhA Pharmacy Law Matters: A Year in Review - Legal and regulatory developments affecting pharmacy in 2021, 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 assessment 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, 2022
Expiration date: January 1, 2025 - No credit can be earned after this date


APhA Pharmacy Law Matters: A Year in Review - Legal and regulatory developments affecting pharmacy in 2021 is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2022 American Pharmacists Association

Advisory Board

Ilisa Bernstein, PharmD, JD, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Practice & Government Affairs, APhA

Alicia Kerry Mica, Senior Lobbyist, APhA 

Michael BaxterSenior Director, Regulatory Policy, APhA

Karin Bolte, JD, Director, Health Policy, APhA

E. Michael Murphy, PharmD, Advisor, State Government Affairs, APhA


APhA 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 to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-22-001-H03-P 0.1 CEUs January 01, 2022 - January 01, 2025
ACPE# 0202-0000-22-001-H03-T 0.1 CEUs January 01, 2022 - January 01, 2025