Pharmacy Law and Ethics Update

On Dec. 22, 2020, new continuing education board of pharmacy rules were approved. According to R 338.3041, pharmacists renewing their license after Dec, 30, 2020, are required to complete at least one hour of continuing education in pharmacy ethics and jurisprudence. According to LARA, this requirement is to be met by the time an applicant files for renewal in their first full cycle. For example, a pharmacist filing for renewal in 2021 will not be required to obtain the ethics and jurisprudence CE until their next renewal cycle in 2023.

Target Audience

This continuing education activity is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Upon completion, participants will receive continuing education credit in their CPE Monitor record where they can also access a statement of credit. 

This program meets pharmacy law educational requirements for pharmacy technicians and ethics and jurisprudence educational requirements for pharmacists.



This home study is available to MPA Pharmacist Members for $35 and $70 for pharmacist nonmembers. Click here to purchase and access the recorded video. After clicking on the purchase link, you will be directed to complete the required evaluation.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, pharmacists will be able to:

1.     Discuss changes to Michigan Administrative Rules effecting pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies

2.     Discuss ways to resolve potential ethical conflicts

3.     Discuss the likelihood of a pharmacist or technician being named as a defendant in a malpractice lawsuit given new case law


Knowledge-type Activity



Kim K. Sveska, MS, JD, princial and lawyer, Foley, Baron, Metzger, Juip, PLCC, Livonia, Mich.


Continuing Education Credit

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

Universal Activity #0112-0000-221-121-L03-P & 0112-0000-21-121-L03-T; 2.0 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 2/27/21; Expiration Date: 2/27/24


Disclosure Statement
Sveska has indicated that he doesnot have any conflicts of interest, nor does he  have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view continuing education articles, please visit the
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Software Requirements
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Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please
contact MPA Education Assistant Alisha Swanchara at


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