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2020 Texas Pharmacy Law Update: COVID-19

Content Overview 
This short-course reviews changes made to Texas Pharmacy Rules in response to COVID-19. The activity was recorded by Allison Benz, R.Ph., M.S., Executive Director of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy

This activity may count towards the Texas Pharmacy Law CE requirement for a pharmacist license in Texas, set forth by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, which is 1 hour of CE related to Texas Pharmacy Laws or Regulations.

Activity Format  
  • This continuing education activity consists of 1 self-paced online module (total 0.50 CE hours).
  • To earn CE credit for this self-paced online module:  learners must view the video presentation and PDF handout and complete the online evaluation.   
  • Pharmacist learners:  CE credit will be uploaded directly to your NABP CPE Monitor profile within a few days of completing an evaluation; contact UT Continuing Pharmacy Education if you experience a problem:  (NOTE:  pharmacists must notify UT Continuing Pharmacy Education about CE credit corrections within 60 days of module/workshop completion or credit will be forfeited).
  • All other learners CE:  select "View/Print CE Credit" at top of page to view your updated certificate or completed credit hours as you complete each evaluation

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other healthcare providers who wish to stay abreast current TX pharmacy laws/rules.




CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


“This statement contains information provided to NABP from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) via CPE Monitor®. ACPE policy states paper and/or electronic statements of credit may no longer be distributed directly to learners as proof of ACPE credit.  The official record of credit may be located in the learner’s e-profile in CPE Monitor®.”
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit


The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This online activity is approved for 0.50 CEUs (0.50 contact hours) of continuing education credit.  In order to receive 0.50 contact hours of CE credit, the participant must watch the video in their entirety, complete the online post-test, and complete the online evaluation. 


System Requirements:
Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher, macOS Sierra (10.12) or higher
  • Internet Browser: Chrome 30 or higher, Firefox 27 or higher, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Safari 9 or higher
  • Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL, and any other medium that is internet accessible
  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, HTML5

Education Disclaimer:
The author(s) of this continuing education activity have made reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific evidence at the time of publication. However, because information regarding medications, treatment guidelines, and other healthcare information is subject to constant change, the participant is advised to always confirm practice resources before applying any learned information in practice.Activities produced by UT Continuing Pharmacy Education are intended solely for purposes of supplementing health care professionals’ knowledge. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.

Course Instructions:
  • Begin by clicking the green CONTINUE button below to Login/create a profile (registration is FREE).
  • After you are registered/logged on, click on the title of the course listed below in the blue box.
  • Scrolll down to locate the links to view the VIDEO and downloadable SLIDES. 
  • After you have reviewed the video/slides, take the online evaluation by clicking the GREEN "Complete Evaluation" button.
  • After completing the evaluation, you will then receive CE credit through CPE Monitor (allow 14 days for credit to appear in your profile).  
  • Login to your CPE Monitor profile within 60 days to confirm credit was awareded properly.





  • Discuss recent changes in Texas pharmacy practice laws and rules relating specifically to COVID-19.


Allison Vordenbaumen Benz, RPh, MS
Executive Director/Secretary , Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Activity Number


Release Date: May 29, 2020
Credit Expiration Date: May 29, 2022

CE Hours