4729-7-01 Definitions.

As used in Chapter 4729-7 of the Administrative Code.

(A) "Approved continuing education" is defined as participation in an organized and structured continuing pharmacy education experience that has been presented by an approved provider or the state board of pharmacy and that presents information directly related to the practice of pharmacy.

(B) "Approved provider" is defined as an individual, institution, organization, association, corporation, or agency that has been approved by the state board of pharmacy and/or accredited by the "Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education" (A.C.P.E.).

(C) "Continuing education unit (C.E.U.)" is defined as ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing pharmacy education experience presented by an approved provider.

(D) "Continuing pharmacy education", as required in section 4729.12 of the Revised Code, is defined as post-registration pharmacy education of approved quality undertaken to maintain professional competency to practice pharmacy, improve professional skills, and preserve uniform qualifications for continuing the practice of the profession for the purpose of protecting public health and welfare.

(E) "Pharmacy jurisprudence" related continuing education shall include any A.C.P.E. law program as identified by A.C.P.E numbering convention "03" or, if an in-state provider of continuing education, an Ohio state board of pharmacy approved continuing pharmacy education experiences that deal with current laws, rules, and regulations dealing with the practice of pharmacy and the recent changes that have occurred to those laws, rules and regulations.

(F) "Patient or medication safety" related continuing education shall include any A.C.P.E. program as identified by A.C.P.E. numbering convention "05" that deals with the prevention of healthcare errors and the elimination or mitigation of patient injury caused by healthcare errors.

Effective: 1/15/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/29/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.01, 4729.12
Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/1972, 9/15/1979, 2/15/1995, 3/1/1999, 1/1/2004, 1/1/2006, 4/27/2007, 01/01/2009