Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Utah Pharmacist
Dear Utah Pharmacist,
On March 27, 2019, the executive director of the Utah Department of Health signed a statewide standing order allowing pharmacists to dispense contraceptive pills, patch, or ring to women ages 18 or older. Through this standing order, any woman can walk into a participating pharmacy and purchase hormonal contraception without needing a prescription. Women will be able to receive birth control pills, contraceptive patches, or vaginal rings from participating pharmacists after they complete a health history form, have their blood pressure taken, and talk with the pharmacist about which contraceptive method will work best for them. Patients will still be responsible for covering the cost of their medications and the consultation with the pharmacist; either by utilizing insurance coverage or paying out of their pocket. Women will be required to provide proof of a visit with their women’s health care provider every two years.
Activity Type: Application
Activity Release Date: 4/1/2019
Activity Expiration Date: 4/1/2022
Continuing Education Credit Policy
University of Utah College of Pharmacy Continuing Education – Continuing Education Credit Policy as of September 30, 2015 The University Of Utah College Of Pharmacy has adopted the policy suggested by ACPE.
If the participant turned in their information correctly and on time but a technical issue arises such as the coordinator was out of the office, or other technological related issue, the University of Utah College of Pharmacy (UUCoP) will accommodate for the participant(s) certification. However, if the participant neglects to turn in their ePID or Date of Birth correctly on the required registration material, then the UUCoP will not award participant credit beyond the 60-day deadline. The 60-day deadline extends from the date of any live event to coincide with the 60-day deadline automatically set by ACPE.
The UUCoP views providing required ePID and Date of Birth the participant’s responsibility. Extenuating circumstances do happen and the UUCoP will try to work with ACPE to get those participant’s credit through the CPE Monitor system, however it is the UUCoP final call, not the participants to decide if credit will be awarded and reserves the right to refuse to make an accommodation.
Please note: Any unclaimed credit from July 1st, 2014 and previous is no longer valid and cannot be claimed