Workplace Liability in Pharmacy-based Immunizations

Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 9:30-10:30 am
 
Pharmacy teams must play a critical role in the provision of immunizations. While pharmacists and technicians are committed to supporting public access to immunizations, questions of liability can arise. In this session, review a legal case in which a pharmacist sued his former employer for firing the pharmacist after the pharmacist refused to administer immunizations to pharmacy patients. The importance of immunizations as an expansion of contemporary pharmacy practice and a commitment to public health is addressed, as well as the grounds upon which pharmacies may, must, and may not decline to provide pharmaceutical products and services to patients.
 

 

Learning Objectives - Pharmacists
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the circumstances pharmacy team members are permitted or required, under the law, to decline the provision of pharmaceutical products or services
  2. Evaluate a legal claim made by a pharmacist that the pharmacist’s personal beliefs should permit the pharmacist to avoid the administration of immunizations
  3. Develop effective policies and procedures for protecting pharmacists and technicians from unlawful employment discrimination
  4. Describe opportunities to create a safe workplace for pharmacy practice while balancing the right of employers to make decisions appropriate for their business

0.1 CEU/1 hr
UAN: 0107-0000-21-031-L03-P


Learning Objectives – Pharmacy Technicians
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the circumstances pharmacy team members are permitted or required, under the law, to decline the provision of pharmaceutical products or services
  2. Evaluate a legal claim made by a pharmacist that the pharmacist’s personal beliefs should permit the pharmacist to avoid the administration of immunizations
  3. Develop effective policies and procedures for protecting pharmacists and technicians from unlawful employment discrimination
  4. Describe opportunities create a safe workplace for pharmacy practice while balancing the right of employers to make decisions appropriate for their business

0.1 CEU/1 hr
UAN: 0107-0000-21-031-L03-T


David Brushwood, RPh, JD
Senior Lecturer
University of Wyoming, School of Pharmacy