State Board of Pharmacy; 77 South High Street, 17th Floor; Columbus, Ohio 43266-0320
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STATE BOARD NEWS -- AUGUST 2000 ISSUE
(State Section Only)
TIME TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE
Pharmacist and pharmacy intern identification cards expire on September 15th. By the time you receive this newsletter, you should have received your renewal form in the mail. If you have not received a renewal form yet, call the Board office immediately. If you have received the form, but have not yet returned it to the Board office, please do so as soon as possible so that we can try to get your new identification card to you before September 15th. Remember that if your renewal is not in the Board office PRIOR to September 15th, you may NOT practice pharmacy until you are renewed.
If your pharmacist license number begins with 03-3-, you are required to report your continuing pharmacy education (CPE) this year. This year you are required to report 4.5 C.E.U.s (45 hours) of continuing pharmacy education. 0.3 C.E.U.s (3 hours) are required to be in Board-approved Jurisprudence. The other 42 hours may be in any area of study, as long as you have valid certificates of participation in your possession. Only certificates obtained from an ACPE or an Ohio-approved provider are considered to be valid. If you send your renewal form and CPE report form to the Board office prior to September 15, the certificates must be dated on or after July 1, 1997 to be valid. If your renewal form is not in the Board office prior to September 15, you will be audited and you must also include the original certificates of participation for all of your reported CPE. In addition, if you renew after September 15, your certificates of participation must be dated on or after the date that is three years prior to the date your renewal and reporting forms are received in the Board office (e.g., if your renewal and reporting forms arrive in the Board office on October 1, 2000, your certificates of participation must be dated on or after October 1, 1997).
Those pharmacists whose license numbers begin with 03-1- will report next year (Summer, 2001). PLEASE NOTE –In 2001, the CPE requirements increase to 6.0 C.E.U.s (60 hours) over the three-year reporting period. Pharmacists will still be required to show the 0.3 C.E.U.s (3 hours) of Board-approved Jurisprudence. In addition, however, they will also have the requirement that 4.5 C.E.U.s (45 hours) must be in patient care-related CPE.
A pharmacist can easily determine the classification of their individual CPE programs by looking at the program number. For both ACPE and Ohio-approved provider programs, the numbers should end with a three character suffix consisting of a letter and two digits. The letter will be either ‘L” for a live presentation, an “H” for a home study (correspondence) course, or a “C” for a combination of the two. The digits will be either “01” for patient care-related programs, “02” for AIDS-related programs (ACPE only), “03” for pharmacy jurisprudence-related programs, or “04” for other pharmacy management programs. Thus, a live lecture on the dosing and side effects of a particular antibiotic would end with the code “L01” and it would be a patient care-related course. A program consisting of a written article that could be read at home and an exam to be mailed in for credit about the adjustment of warfarin dosing based on the INR results would end with the code “H01” and would also be a patient care-related program. A day-long symposium on AIDS by an ACPE provider that required attendance at the live lectures plus completion of a take-home examination in order to get credit would end with the code “C02”. This also qualifies as patient care-related CPE.
Pharmacists should be aware by now that every program classified by the provider as a jurisprudence program (ending with the digits “03”) is not necessarily a program that meets the Board’s jurisprudence requirements. The Board’s intent when writing the rule that requires pharmacists to obtain 0.3 C.E.U.s of Board-approved jurisprudence was that pharmacists needed to maintain an awareness of new and changed laws, rules, and regulations affecting the daily practice of pharmacy. Many programs that end with the digits “03” are courses dealing with civil liability from medication errors, improper instructions, and other such topics. These are certainly important topics that have a valid role in a pharmacist’s practice, but they do nothing to keep the pharmacist current on topics such as labeling, transfer of prescriptions, and manner of issuance of prescriptions to name a few. You should check with the CPE provider to see if the program is a Board-approved program.
Anyone having a question regarding the license status of a particular practitioner, nurse, pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or dangerous drug distributor in Ohio should contact the appropriate licensing board:
State Dental Board--614/466-2580, www.state.oh.us/den/
State Medical Board--614/466-3934, www.state.oh.us/med/
State Nursing Board--614/466-3947, www.state.oh.us/nur/
State Optometry Board--614/466-5115, www.state.oh.us/opt/
State Pharmacy Board--614/466-4143, www.state.oh.us/pharmacy/
State Veterinary Medical Board--614/644-5281
Drug Enforcement Administration--800/230-6844
STATE PHARMACY BOARD:
The disciplinary actions listed below include only those where the individual’s license to practice has been suspended, revoked, or restricted, and does not include any other actions taken by the Board. All actions may be seen in the minutes, which are posted on the Internet at the Board's home page (see address above) then click on Board Minutes.
Jay Stephan Belcher, R.Ph.; Cincinnati - License suspended indefinitely effective April 12, 2000, and may not be employed by or work in a Board-licensed facility while suspended.
John H. Lafferty, R.Ph.; Cleveland - License suspended one year effective April 3, 2000, but while suspended may work in a Board-licensed facility only outside the confines of the barricaded pharmacy area which includes work as a pharmaceutical drug representative. Upon reinstatement, may not serve as a preceptor or train pharmacy interns or serve as a responsible pharmacist for two years.
Connie A. Lancz, R.Ph.; Toledo - License suspended indefinitely effective April 12, 2000, and may not be employed by or work in a Board-licensed facility while suspended.
Imogene Carol Maynard, R.Ph.; Cleveland - License suspended one year effective April 3, 2000, but while suspended may work in a Board-licensed facility only outside the confines of the barricaded pharmacy area which includes work as a pharmaceutical drug representative. Upon reinstatement, may not serve as a preceptor or train pharmacy interns or serve as a responsible pharmacist for two years.
Suellen Ogden, R.Ph.; Elyria - License suspended three years effective November 23, 1999, but while suspended may work in a Board-licensed facility only outside the confines of the barricaded pharmacy area which includes work as a pharmaceutical drug representative. Upon reinstatement, may not serve as a preceptor or train pharmacy interns or serve as a responsible pharmacist for five years.
Michael Popovich, R.Ph.; Weirton, WV - License revoked effective May 4, 2000.
Robert Frank Tschinkel, R.Ph.; Hudson - License suspended indefinitely effective May 4, 2000, and may not be employed by or work in a Board-licensed facility while suspended.
United Ambulance Service, Inc., T.D.; Zanesville - License revoked effective June 14, 2000.
Katherine Marie Blair, R.Ph.; Canton; Effective 04/04/00.
Dennis L. Carey, R.Ph.; Cleveland; Effective 06/15/00.
Derek Edward Duckworth, R.Ph.; Toledo; Effective 04/05/00.
Randolph D. Mosier, R.Ph.; Cleveland; Effective 04/05/00.
William C. Ringle, R.Ph.; Cleveland; Effective 06/14/00.
Joseph R. Tabler, R.Ph.; Cincinnati; Effective 04/04/00.
STATE MEDICAL BOARD:
A document of legal actions taken by the Medical Board may be accessed on the Internet at the Medical Board's Home page (see address above) then click on Monthly Formal Actions. If you would like a more detailed history of a legal action for an individual practitioner, go Back to the Medical Board's Home page, click on the Licensee Profile & Status tag, then follow the instructions. Please contact the Medical Board if you have questions.