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Which of the following is not authorized by law to write prescriptions for drugs in the course of their professional practice?
Doctor of veterinary medicine
Question 1 Explanation:
Chiropractors are not authorized to prescribe drugs in the course of their professional practice. Those authorized to prescribe within their scope of practice are: doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery, doctor of podiatry, dentist, optometrist, doctor of veterinary medicine, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, and pharmacists (authorized under a consult agreement).
A pharmacist has been retired for 4 years and has decided he wants to start practicing pharmacy again. What must this pharmacist do in order to apply for an active license in the state of Ohio?
Complete 60 hours of continuing education within 2 years of applying
Take and pass the jurisprudence exam and the NAPLEX
Attend a live Ohio law review equivalent to 5 hours of continuing education
Take and pass the jurisprudence exam only
Take and pass an appropriate therapeutics test administered by the state
Question 2 Explanation:
Any pharmacist that has a license that has lapsed for greater than 3 years must retake the NAPLEX and MPJE exams. A criminal background check must also be done. This does not include pharmacists that have been practicing in another state during that time. Those who practiced in another state within the 3 years of Ohio license lapse can submit a reinstatement application. If it has been less than 3 years, a pharmacist may pay the appropriate fee and prove continuing education requirements are up-to-date.
When a pharmacist dispenses or sells a medication without a written or oral prescription for an “emergency fill” when all the appropriate criteria are met, how long does the pharmacist have to notify the physician of this dispensing?
One hundred and twenty hours
Question 3 Explanation:
The prescriber of the medication in which a pharmacist dispenses an “emergency fill” must be notified within 72 hours of the dispensing. This must be documented in the pharmacy system under a new prescription document.
What is the maximum amount of a schedule V substance of dihydrocodeine that can be sold to any one individual within a 48-hour period?
Question 4 Explanation:
Schedule V controlled substance quantities sold to any one individual within a 48-hour period are limited to 125 milligrams of dihydrocodeine.
The label of an inpatient IV bag for an inpatient in an institutional facility should contain all of the following EXCEPT:
Name and amount of drug
Address of institution pharmacy
Name of the prescriber
Expiration date or beyond use date
Name of institution pharmacy
Question 5 Explanation:
IV bags dispensed for inpatients in an institutional facility must contain on the label: patient name, the name and amount of parental solution, name and amount of drug(s) added, expiration or beyond use date, name of institution pharmacy, and address of institution pharmacy. If required, cautionary statements should be included.
Which date is the license renewal date for wholesaler licenses?
Question 6 Explanation:
The license renewal date for wholesaler licenses is July 1st.
How many pharmacy intern hours are required to be reported to the Board for foreign pharmacy graduates seeking licensure in Ohio?
Question 7 Explanation:
A total of 1740 pharmacy intern hours are required to be reported to the Board of Pharmacy in Ohio when foreign graduate students seek licensure. Interns in the U.S. that complete a Doctor of Pharmacy program from an accredited program by ACPE and the Board do not need to send proof of hours.
In order for a terminal distributor to be allowed to carry and dispense controlled substances, the terminal distributor must have a:
Category I License
Modified Category I License
Category II License
Modified Category II License
Category III License
Question 8 Explanation:
A terminal distributor must have a Category III License in order to dispense controlled substances. Category I Licenses are for single dose injections of intravenous fluids. Category II Licenses are for any dangerous drug, but not controlled substances. Licenses are cumulative, so a Category III License also covers dispensing drugs listed under Categories I and II along with the controlled substances.
Which of the following is true regarding a physician prescribing a controlled substance?
May prescribe and self-administer to himself or herself
May prescribe for the treatment of a sibling
May prescribe for the treatment of a spouse
May prescribe for a family member in an emergency situation only
May not prescribe for a family member no matter the circumstances
Question 9 Explanation:
A physician may only prescribe a controlled substance for a family member in the case of an emergency, where it must also be documented in the patient’s record. Otherwise, a physician may not prescribe a controlled substance for a family member (spouse, parent, child, sibling, or other individual where they may not be able to exercise professional judgment). A physician also may not prescribe or self-administer a controlled substance to himself or herself.
A charitable pharmacy must meet the requirements:
I. Hold a wholesale distributor license
II. Is exempt from federal taxation
III. It is not a hospital
I and II
II and III
I and III
I, II, and III
Question 10 Explanation:
A charitable pharmacy must hold a terminal distributor license; it does not need to have a wholesale distributor license. It is exempt from federal taxation and it must not be a hospital.
How many pharmacists serve on the Board of Pharmacy?
Question 11 Explanation:
The Board of Pharmacy consists of eight pharmacists. The other member consists of a member of the public.
Dr. Smythe is a pharmacist starting a consult agreement with a physician at a primary care office. Dr. Smythe just received a valid DEA license number so he can prescribe controlled substances under the consult agreement. He must submit this registration notification to the Board of Pharmacy within how many days after obtaining the license number?
Question 12 Explanation:
The Board of Pharmacy must be notified within 30 days once a pharmacist has obtained a valid DEA registration or license number. If the DEA registration changes in any way, this must also be submitted to the Board within 30 days of the change.
Which is true regarding a pharmacist precepting interns?
A pharmacist can be a preceptor to no more than 2 interns
Immunization clinics and other special circumstances are strictly limited to a pharmacist:intern ratio of 1:2
A pharmacist can be a preceptor to an unlimited amount of interns, but only 2 can be working with the pharmacist at one time
A pharmacist can be a preceptor to no more than 4 interns on rotations
There is no limit to the amount of interns a pharmacist can be working with at one time
Question 13 Explanation:
A pharmacist can be a preceptor to an unlimited amount of interns, but can only have 2 interns on duty at one time. The pharmacist:intern ratio of 1:2 can be waived in special circumstances or during immunization clinics.
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