Mental Health Awareness CE Requirement

What is this requirement?

This requirement was adopted by the Board in May 2020 and requires that pharmacists complete at least one hour of CE related to mental health awareness. This is currently a one-time requirement. Pharmacists in the initial renewal period are exempt from meeting this particular requirement.

What is the rule language?

From Board rule 295.8(d)(1)(D):

    (D) for renewals received after August 31, 2021 and before September 1, 2023, at least one contact hour (0.1 CEU) specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be related to mental health awareness.

What courses may be counted toward this requirement?

Any course that is considered an approved program type as outlined by Board rule 295.8 (i.e., ACPE, AMA PRA Category 1 CME, etc.) wherein the primary focus of the course is mental health and/or mental health awareness may be counted toward this requirement.