Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: PHRA-1202 (Section: 1, CRN: 92784)
Pharmacy Law
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Instructor Information
Instructor Toy Thornton-Wyckoff
Email thorntontn@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6437
Office Madison Monroe Education - Room: 227
Office Hours Monday 2:30-3:00pm, Wednesday 2:45-3:15pm, Thursday.- Friday 8:30-1:00pm
Additional Contact Information Allied Health Administrative Assistant, Donna Wolfe (409) 984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872
Course Information
Description Overview of federal and state laws governing the practice of pharmacy. The role of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist and their associated responsibilities. Includes Code of Ethics, patient confidentiality, and a comparison of legal and ethical aspects.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Law & Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians

ISBN: 9781337796620

Author: Jahangir Moini
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes
  • Distinguish between the responsibilities of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in pharmacy settings.
  • Explain federal and state laws that govern pharmacy practice and the Code of Ethics guiding the practice of the pharmacy.
  • Discuss violations of the law related to the field of pharmacy.
  • Differentiate between state and federal pharmacy laws.
  • State the regulations of HIPPA
Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Law and Ethics in Pharmacy
  • Principles of Liability
  • Ethics in Pharmacy Practice
  • Federal and State Regulation of Drug Products
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Control Act: A Closer Look
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
  • Workplace Safety Laws
  • State Laws and Pharmacy Practices
  • State Boards of Pharmacy and the Joint Commission
Lecture Topics Outline
  • Law and Ethics in Pharmacy
  • Principles of Liability
  • Ethics in Pharmacy Practice
  • Federal and State Regulation of Drug Products
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Control Act: A Closer Look
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
  • Workplace Safety Laws
  • State Laws and Pharmacy Practices
  • State Boards of Pharmacy and the Joint Commission
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1 Introduction Law & Ethics in Pharmacy
  •  Introduction to Law  08/29/2023
Week 2 Principles Of Liability
  • Legal Language
  • Vicarious Liabilities
  • Tort Reform          09/05/2023
Week 3 Quiz (Week 1 & 2 Course Material)
Ethics in Pharmacy Practice
  • Setting the Scene
  • Code of Ethics in Pharmacy   09/12/2023
Week 4 Cont’d
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Ethical Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Federal Laws
  • Federal Regulation of Drug Products
  • Types of Law
  • Violations of the Law         09/19/2023
Week 5
  • Pharmacy Law and Regulation at Fed. Level
  • Pharmacy Law and Regulation at State Level
  • Medicare And Medicaid
  • Medicare A
  • Medicare B
  • Medicare C
  • Medicare D                                09/26/2023

Week 6 Exam #1 (Week 1-6 Course Material)
Class Activity: Case Presentations ofFederal Laws 10/03/2023

Week 7 Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Control Act: A Closer Look 10/10/2023

Week 8 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) 10/17/2023

Week 9 Exam #2 (Week 8 & 9 Course Material) 10/24/2023
Week 10-11 Workplace Safety Laws
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration Standards (OSHA)
  • Standards & Regulations Within the Pharmacy Profession
  • Universal Precautions
  • Employee Responsibilities  10/31/2023    11/07/2023

Week 12 Quiz (Week 11 Course Material)
Class Activity: Case Presentations onOSHA, Wokers' Compensation & Sexual Harassment 11/14/2023

Week 13 State Laws Affecting Pharmacy Practice
  • State Laws and Pharmacy Practices
  • Setting the Scene
  • Processing of Prescriptions
  • Computer Regulations
  • Pharmacy Ownership
  • State Regulation of Long-Term Care      11/21/2023
Week 14 Exam # 3 (Week 10-12) Course Material 11/28/2023

Week 15 State Boards of Pharmacy & The Joint Commission Information
  • Review For Final & Complete End of Program Documentation 12/05/2023
Week 16 Final Exam (Week 1-15 Course Material) 12/12/2023
Final Exam Date December 12, 2023 - 8:0 AM   Through  December 12, 2023 - 11:0 AM
Grading Scale Grade Scale:
90-100                        A
80-89                          B
75-79                          C
74-60                          D
59 & Below                F
Determination of
Final Grade
Final grades will be calculated according to the following criteria:

1. Quizzes 20%
2. Exams 30%
3. Final Exam 20%
4. Class Activity (Group Presentations) /Homework Assignments 15%
5. Class Participation 5%
6. Attendance 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies (Instructor Policies)
  • All class and or homework assignments, quizzes, and exams, class participation and attendance will be used in calculating your course grade.
  • Late work will receive deducted points as follows:
  • 24 Hours- 10 points
  • 48 Hours –20 points
  • 72 Hours –not accepted
  • If an exam or quiz is missed, you will be allowed to makeup an exam with the proper documentation for absence and a different exam or quiz will be given with the zero being replaced with the exam or quiz grade.
  • In class activities and participation will include assessments of videos, games, group presentations, EVERYONE is expected to stay engaged as this is 10% of your class grade.
  • Complete the required readings, assignments, discussions as directed by the instructor
  • Keep copies of ALL paperwork, including syllabus, handouts, and assignments.
  • Participate actively by reviewing course material, interacting with classmates, and responding promptly in communication with your instructor via email or by appointment.
  • No gradeswill be discussed over the phone, as you can make an appointment with your instructor.
  • If you have a complaint about this course which you cannot resolve through discussion with the instructor, please contact Shirley MacNeill, Chair Allied Health Department phone: 409-984-6365
  • The following materials are officially PROHIBTED in the classroom meetings for this course: food, drink, or tobacco. This policy agrees with the official college policy, breaks will be given.
  • The instructor expects that students illustrate mature behavior with respect to being responsible for your own actions, being respectful of others. Failure to comply may result in removal from the classroom or the course.
  • Students should use their LSCPA email account to send messages to instructor and leave an office voicemail.
Attendance Policy Attendance Policy:

  • All students are expected to attend class DAILY. A no call, no show will result in a zero for class work/homework assignment, class participation, etc. for the day of absence and cannot be made up.
  • A student who is absent from class more than 3 days within the semester may be dropped from the program by the Program Coordinator.
        1st Warning- verbal with record of conference
        2nd Warning- written with record of conference
        3rd Warning- written and meeting with Program Coordinator and Allied Health Director
  • Late arrival to class is disruptive, the classroom door is locked at the time class starts, any student arriving at that time will be considered LATE andwill not be allowed to enter the classroom, the student then should wait until break time to enter. Material that has been taught willNOT be retaught as students should follow up with their group or partner for class work.
  • Students who arrive after a quiz or exam starts, but before it ends, may take the quiz or exam without penalty but no additional time will be given.
  • It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any absence. If unable to reach the instructor in the office, please leave a voicemail AND email using the student's campus email. Absences must be followed up with the proper documentation for student records.
*At any time while a student in the Pharmacy Technology Program, two final counseling notes are grounds for immediate dismissal. 
Additional Information
*TimelyCare is a virtual health and well-being platform available 24/7 for Lamar State College Port Arthur students. Any enrolled student can use TimelyCare. There is no cost to students. Go to timelycare.com/LSCPA or download the TimelyCare app to access care.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365