ACA SECTION 1557 - ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE? Legal Requirements Your Pharmacy Needs to Know About Nondiscrimination

Published by American College of Apothecaries and Texas Pharmacy Association


Summary

Activity Description:
In 2016, the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services implemented Section 1557 of the ACA that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, sex (including sexual identity and sexual expression), age, or disability in federally funded health care programs. Section 1557 also requires that providers, including pharmacies, must take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to individuals with Limited English Proficiency and those with disabilities. Section 1557 gives patients the right to civil litigation if they are discriminated against or if a provider fails to comply.

Does this apply to your pharmacy? Yes, if you accept ANY payments from ANY government program including Medicare Parts A, C, and D, Medicaid, TriCare, Military, etc.). In this program we will review the background and key provisions of Section 1557 and provide examples of how it applies to your pharmacy, what is needed for implementation, and the consequences for noncompliance.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists:
1. Describe the background/purpose of Section 1557
2. Identify the key provisions Section 1557
3. Demonstrate awareness of the requirements of Section 1557 as it applies to a pharmacy and recognize examples of discrimination
4. Describe enforcement of Section 1557 and consequences for noncompliance

Learning Objectives for Pharmacy Technicians:
1. Describe the background/purpose of Section 1557
2. Identify the key provisions Section 1557
3. Demonstrate awareness of the requirements of Section 1557 as it applies to a pharmacy and recognize examples of discrimination 4. Describe enforcement of Section 1557 and consequences for noncompliance


This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

ACPE logo The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.5 contact hour (0.15 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians: UAN: 0201-0000-18-074-H03-P and UAN: 0201-0000-18-074-H03-T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit www.nabp.net.

Presenters
Denise M. Frank, BPharm, RPh, FACA
Senior Associate - Gates Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Denise Frank is a pharmacist with more than 30 years of experience, currently working as an independent consultant and a Senior Associate with Gates Healthcare Associates, Inc. in the areas of pharmacy practice, technician training, compounding, pharmacy and wholesaler accreditations, and operational and regulatory compliance. She is also the Program Director for an online technician training program for CareerStep, and a certified consultant for ACHC. She is a former member of the Minnesota...More

Originally Published

August 24, 2018


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • ACA SECTION 1557 - ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE? - Video
  • ACA SECTION 1557 - ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE? - Paper
  • Section 1557 - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.


Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.


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