Overview of Texas Pharmacy Law

About the Course:
This course provides information about the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. In addition, it presents Chapter 315, Controlled Substances, of the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22; Part 15.  Chapter 315 pertains to the prescribing, dispensing, as well as the pharmacy responsibilities legislated with controlled substances, and directly pertains to the pharmacy professional.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Summarize the details of the Texas Pharmacy Act and how these legislative efforts are important to pharmacists within the State of Texas.
  • Discuss how these rules and laws are applicable to pharmacy professionals within their every day practices.
  • Summarize the specifications within the recently updated Texas Administrative Code’s Chapter 315, Controlled Substances.
  • Explain the unique specifications that pertain to prescriptions that are for Schedule II-V drugs.
  • Explain the unique specifications when receiving a prescription electronically.

About the Author:
Bradley Gillespie, PharmD

How to receive credit:

  • A minimum test score of 75 percent is needed to obtain a credit.

Activity Type - Knowledge-based

Target Audience - Pharmacists, Pharmacists Technicians


  • Contact hours will be awarded through the expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and have your record of completion submitted through CPE Monitor and to the NABP.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.