Texas Pharmacy Law CE Requirement
What is this requirement?
Per Board rules 295.8 and 297.8, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians respectively must have at least one hour of Texas-specific pharmacy law CE in order to renew a Texas license or registration. This hour may be counted toward the total number of required renewal hours. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the initial renewal period are exempt from meeting this particular requirement.
What is the rule language for pharmacists?
From Board rule 295.8(d)(1)(A):
(A) at least one contact hour (0.1 CEU) specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be related to Texas pharmacy laws or rules;
What is the rule language for pharmacy technicians?
From Board rule 297.8(b)(4)(A):
(A) at least one contact hour of the 20 contact hours specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection shall be related to Texas pharmacy laws or rules;
What courses may be counted toward this requirement?
Any course that is considered an approved program type as outlined by Board rules 295.8 for pharmacists and 297.8 for pharmacy technicians (i.e., ACPE, AMA PRA Category 1 CME, etc.) and that is clearly focused on Texas pharmacy laws and/or rules may be counted toward this requirement.