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MA Board of Pharmacy Regulatory Update: March 2021

The content of the module will provide regulatory updates relevant to pharmacists licensed in Massachusetts.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize new advisories, policies and circular letters.
  • Describe the pharmacy practice changes during COVID-19.
  • Summarize the frequently asked questions received during the emergency period of COVID-19


Richard Geaney Jr, RPh has served as a Pharmacy Investigator for the Department of Public Health, MA since 2015. Prior to this he worked in community pharmacy in various roles including Pharmacy District Manager, Manager of Pharmacy Operations, Pharmacy Supervisor, Regional Leader, Pharmacy Recruiter/Trainer and Pharmacy Manager. He also held an academic appointment at Northeastern University as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. Rick received his BS in Pharmacy from MCPHS University in 1991. As part of his position, he regularly speaks to professional pharmacy audiences, updating them on current Massachusetts State Board of Pharmacy policies and regulations.

Michelle Chan, BS, RPh is a graduate of Northeastern University and has been a licensed pharmacist in Massachusetts for over 25 years. Prior to joining the Board of Registration in Pharmacy in 2015, Michelle was employed in a Boston teaching hospital providing her with extensive experience in pediatrics and oncology. In her current role as Quality Assurance Pharmacist, Michelle’s duties include providing regulatory guidance to pharmacy licensees, overseeing technician training programs, as well as developing and providing continuing education programs. Michelle is currently a part of the team promulgating regulations for sterile and non-sterile compounding.

Free for MCPHS alumni, faculty and staff. For all others the fee is $12.00


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Release Date: 3/23/2021
Expiration Date: 3/23/2022
Contact Hour: 1.0
Universal Activity Number: 0026-0000-21-121-H03-P
Topic Designator: Law


MCPHS University 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

In order to receive credit, the participant must review the entire presentation and complete the post-test and evaluation form. Upon completion participant credit will be reported to CPE Monitor. Transcripts may be printed from CPE Monitor.

Statement of Disclosure

MCPHS University adheres to the ACPE Standards regarding commercial support of continuing pharmacy education. It is the policy of MCPHS University that the speakers and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity, that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

No funding from industry provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.
Richard Geaney Jr, RPH and Michelle Chan, BS, RPH have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
All CE staff members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.