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The Regulatory Process: The Evolution of a Regulation

Live Webinar
March 9, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

This educational session is developed to meet the educational needs of licensed pharmacists, and will provide a review of the process by which regulations are proposed, reviewed, and formalized.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the regulatory process of how a federal agency promulgates a regulation
  • Describe the difference between a law and a regulation
  • Identify where a pharmacist can locate a proposed federal regulations (Federal Register)
  • Describe what is meant by Notice and Comment rule making


Fred Frankhauser, JD, MBA, RPh is the Program Director for the Masters in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy and the Masters in Clinical Research at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). He also serves as Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Business & Administrative Sciences. Fred regularly presents at conferences on pharmacy law issues such as Fraud, Waste and Abuse, Medication Errors and HIPAA. He has a B.S. in Pharmacy from MCPHS College of Pharmacy, an MBA from Fitchburg State University and a J.D. from Western New England University.

There is no fee to attend this activity. Registration is required to earn ACPE credit. This webinar will be hosted on Zoom.


Contact Hour: 1.0
Universal Activity Number: 0026-0000-22-104-L03-P | knowledge-based
Topic Designator: Law


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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 1.0 contact hours (.10 CEUs).

Requirements for Credit

Partial credit will not be awarded. To claim credit participants must log into their profile on MCPHS CE portal and insert the specific activity code for this webinar in order to access and complete the evaluation. CE credit will be automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor upon completion of the evaluation and posted to the participant’s NABP account within 72 hours.

Attendance will be verified. Credit will not be issued to participants who join the meeting more than 15 minutes after the start of the meeting or to those who depart early. Credit cannot be awarded to individuals who complete the activity evaluation more than 60 days post activity.


All participants will have the opportunity to review the educational session and speakers, and to identify future educational needs.

Statement of Disclosure

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adheres to the ACPE Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education. It is the policy of MCPHS that the speakers and planning committee members disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the last 24 months, and that relevant conflicts of interest are mitigated. Speakers will disclose any off-label/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Fred Frankhauser has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Continuing Education staff members hold no financial relationships with ineligible companies, related to the content of this presentation.

No funding from industry provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.