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The Orange County affiliate hosts an all day Continuing Education seminar every fall and every spring. These programs usually include required topics for New York pharmacists. The society also hosts additional programs including Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers.


Continuing Education Policies

Statements of Credit

All continuing education credits will be recorded through CPE Monitor. CPE Monitor is a national, collaborative effort by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists to keep track of their completed continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. It also offers state boards of pharmacy the opportunity to electronically authenticate the CPE units completed by their licensees rather than requiring submission of proof of statements of credit upon request or completing random audits.

We will no longer be supplying printed Statements of Credit.

Payment and Registration

Online registration payment is only available for those wishing to pay using a credit card. Credit cards are charged in real time through Stripe. Any interested participant not paying by credit card may still register online but should mail his or her check made out to PSOC. We cannot pre-register a participant for any program without payment by credit card or check by the deadline date. Payment by credit card may be available at the programs through PayPal.

Handout Policy

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, the PSOC does not print extensive handouts. Files or links to files of Speaker handouts are e-mailed to registered participants prior to the program if applicable. All participants are welcome to bring their laptops or tablets and use the hotels guest wireless network if available.

Mailings

PSOC does not always print or mail our program brochures. All program information is sent through our email and fax lists as well as available on our website at orangerx.org. If you would like to be added to our e-mail or fax list, please e-mail us through the link at the bottom of the page.


New York Required CE Courses

Medication Error

Education Law requires that registered pharmacists complete continuing education. A minimum of 45 contact hours (at least 23 live) is required in each three-year registration period. As of September 1, 2003, the 45 hours required must include at least 3 credits (home study or live) of formal continuing education on strategies and techniques to reduce medication and prescription errors.

Medicare Part D Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA)

All pharmacies will need to document that pharmacists and pharmacy staff members have gone through annual fraud, waste, and abuse training beginning in 2009.

OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens Standard 1910.1030

Blood Borne Pathogen Training must be completed annually for all Immunizer Pharmacists.