Washington MPJE Practice Questions

Try out our free Washington MPJE practice test. It includes an assortment of challenging practice questions to help you prepare for the Washington state pharmacy law exam. The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) is a requirement for pharmacist licensure in WA. Our online practice questions feature instant scoring and provide detailed explanations.

Congratulations - you have completed .

You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%.

Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%


Your answers are highlighted below.
Question 1

When must an application for a new pharmacy license be submitted?

A
At least 10 days before opening the pharmacy
B
Within 30 days after opening the pharmacy
C
At least 30 days prior to the next regularly scheduled board meeting
D
At least 60 days prior to the next regularly scheduled board meeting
E
By June 31st of each year
Question 1 Explanation: 
Per WAC 246-869-030, applications for a new pharmacy license must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the next regularly scheduled board meeting.
Question 2

Pharmacy assistants may perform which of the following under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist?

I.    Typing of prescription labels

II.   Stocking

III.  Refill prescriptions

A
I only
B
III only
C
I and II only
D
II and III only
E
I, II, and III
Question 2 Explanation: 
Per RCW 18.64A.030, pharmacy assistants cannot refill prescriptions (as can pharmacy technicians). Duties that pharmacy assistants can perform include: typing of prescription labels, filing, refiling, bookkeeping, pricing, stocking, delivery, nonprofessional phone inquiries, and documentation of third-party reimbursements.

In addition, per WAC 246-945-315, a pharmacist may delegate the following tasks to pharmacy assistants:

1) prepackage and label drugs for subsequent use in the prescription dispensing operations, and

2) Count, pour, and label for individual prescriptions.

The typing of prescription labels is typing by a typewriter, not entering data into the medication record system. Also, be careful not to confuse “filing” with “filling [prescriptions]”. Be careful not confuse “refiling” with “refilling”. Pharmacy assistants may file and refile things like documents.
Question 3

All the following are true regarding drug samples EXCEPT:

A
A retail pharmacy may distribute drug samples
B
A dental practice may distribute drug samples
C
A surgical center may distribute drug samples
D
A manufacturer may distribute drug samples
E
A hospital may distribute drug samples
Question 3 Explanation: 
Per WAC 246-877-020, the possession, distribution, or dispensing of drug samples is prohibited in retail pharmacies and wholesale distributors. However, a pharmacy in a hospital or health care entity that receives drug samples at the request of an authorized practitioner may distribute drug samples. A health care entity is defined as any organization or business entity that provides diagnostic, medical, surgical, or dental treatment and/or rehabilitative care. The law specifies that a health care entity cannot be a retail pharmacy or a wholesale distributor. Finally, a manufacturer may distribute drug samples pursuant to a written request by a practitioner.
Question 4

In a hospital, which of following is/are required by Washington state law?

I.    Schedule II and III controlled substances in the floor stock need to be checked by actual counts at the change of each shift by two authorized persons licensed to administer drugs

II.   Controlled substance records must be kept for two years

III.  All medications administered to inpatients need to be recorded in the patient’s medical record

A
I only
B
II only
C
I and II
D
II and III
E
I, II, and III
Question 4 Explanation: 
According to WAC 246-873-080, all of these are required in a hospital setting. Additionally, drugs are dispensed and administered only upon orders from authorized practitioners. A pharmacist is responsible for reviewing the original order prior to dispensing any drug, except for emergency use or in the absence of a pharmacist in the hospital.
Question 5

A prescription for a Schedule V controlled substance may not be filled more than ________ from date of issue or refilled more than ________.

A
90 days; 1 time
B
90 days; 5 times
C
6 months; 1 time
D
6 months; 5 times
E
12 months; 12 times
Question 5 Explanation: 
Per WAC 246-945-011 and RCW 69.50.308, Schedule V controlled substances expire after 6 months from date or issue or after 5 refills, whichever comes first.
Question 6

The prescription monitoring program was designed for which of the following purposes?

A
To detect and prevent prescription drug abuse
B
To improve health care quality and effectiveness
C
To reduce duplicative prescribing and overprescribing of controlled substances
D
To improve controlled substance prescribing practices
E
All of the above
Question 6 Explanation: 
According to Chapter RCW 70.225.020, all of the statements accurately describe the purpose of the prescription monitoring program.
Question 7

Per ‘The Washington Death with Dignity Act’, which of the following statements are true?

I.    A valid request for medication to end the patient’s life needs to be signed and dated by the patient and 2 witnesses

II.   The attending physician and consulting physician determine the patient is suffering from a terminal disease, is a resident of Washington State, and is competent

III.  An adult who makes a written request for medication to end his or her life is doing so based on an informed decision

A
I only
B
II only
C
III only
D
II and III only
E
I, II, and III
Question 7 Explanation: 
According to Chapter 246-978 WAC, all of the statements are correct. The attending physician may not be one of the witnesses. “Competent” means that the patient has the ability to make and communicate an informed decision to health care providers. The attending physician ensures that the patient is making an informed decision by providing information on the patient’s medical diagnosis, prognosis, potential risks of taking the medication to end his or her life, and the probable result of taking the medication to be prescribed.
Question 8

In which setting does a pharmacist not need to be licensed in Washington state, given the pharmacist is licensed in another state?

A
Veterans Affairs
B
Public Health Service
C
Indian Health Service
D
Federal Prison
E
All of the above
Question 8 Explanation: 
Pharmacists are not required to be licensed in Washington state for federal facilities, as long as they are licensed as a pharmacist in another state.
Question 9

When permanently closing a pharmacy, the commission must be notified no later than how many days prior to closing?

A
15 days prior
B
30 days prior
C
45 days prior
D
60 days prior
E
90 days prior
Question 9 Explanation: 
Per WAC 246-945-480, when a pharmacy is closing, the pharmacy must report to the commission no later than 30 days prior to closing. The pharmacy needs to provide the following information:

1) The date the pharmacy will close,

2) The names and addresses of persons who will have custody of prescription files, records, invoices, and controlled substance inventory records, and

3) The names and addresses of any person(s) who will acquire any legend drugs from the pharmacy, if known at the time.
Question 10

Which of the following statements is/are true regarding syringe and needle sales?

I.    A prescription is required to purchase syringes and needles

II.   Syringe and needle sales are restricted to the pharmacy

III.  An individual may purchase syringes and needles without having a prescription

A
I only
B
II only
C
III only
D
I and II only
E
II and III only
Question 10 Explanation: 
In Washington, an individual may purchase syringes/needles without a prescription. The sale of syringes/needles is not restricted to the pharmacy in Washington (in a few states, the sale of syringes/needles is restricted to the pharmacy).

Per Chapter 70.115 RCW, for the retail sale of syringes and needles, the retailer shall satisfy themselves that the device will be used for the legal use intended. The retailer is not required to sell syringes and needles to any person. In other words, the retailer may refuse to sell syringes/needles depending on the circumstances.
Question 11

What is the maximum amount of pseudoephedrine that can be sold over-the-counter to an individual on a given day?

A
2 grams
B
3.2 grams
C
3.6 grams
D
5 grams
E
8 grams
Question 11 Explanation: 
Per RCW 69.43.110, the maximum amount of pseudoephedrine that can be sold over-the-counter to an individual in one day is 3.6 grams. The rule applies to over-the-counter sale and not prescription sale.
Question 12

What is allowed for dispensing an emergency refill supply of legend drugs when there are no refills left and the prescriber cannot be contacted?

A
24-hour supply and notification to the prescriber
B
48-hour supply and notification to the prescriber
C
72-hour supply and notification to the prescriber
D
5-day supply and notification to the prescriber
E
7-day supply and notification to the prescriber
Question 12 Explanation: 
Per WAC 246-869-100, an emergency refill of up to a 72-hour supply is permitted when the prescriber cannot be contacted and the patient has an emergency need for the medication.
Question 13

Which of the following is true regarding the controlled substance laws?

A
Controlled substance records must be kept for five years
B
Records for Schedule II controlled substances can be maintained separately from or together with controlled substance records
C
A separate registration is required for each place of business where controlled substances are distributed
D
Controlled substance inventory must be conducted annually
E
Invoices for controlled substances only need to be kept for one year
Question 13 Explanation: 
Per WAC 246-945-420, records for Schedule II controlled substances must be maintained separately from all other records. Controlled substance records must be kept for two years.

Controlled substance records may include invoices, receipts, orders, distribution records, emergency transfer records, and DEA form 106; all must be kept for two years. Per WAC 246-945-420, controlled substance inventory is conducted every two years.
Question 14

All of the following are true regarding a poison register EXCEPT:

A
When purchasing poisons, the purchaser must present identification that contains the purchaser’s photograph and signature
B
Both the purchaser and the seller shall sign the poison register entry
C
The seller must determine that the poison will be used for a lawful purpose
D
The purchaser can refuse to disclose why the poison is being purchased
E
The seller must determine that the purchaser’s identification matches the purchaser’s representations
Question 14 Explanation: 
A poison register is a register kept by a pharmacist that records the names of people to whom poison has been made available. Per RCW 69.38.030, a purchaser must disclose the purpose for which the poison is being purchased.

The poison register will maintain the following information:

1) The date and hour of the sale

2) The full name and home address of the purchaser

3) The kind and quantity of poison sold

4) The purpose for which the poison is being purchased
Once you are finished, click the button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect. Get Results
There are 14 questions to complete.
List
Return
Shaded items are complete.
12345
678910
11121314End
Return

 
 

More Resources