Pharmacy Law & Practice

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:15 pm

November 2, 2019
Elk Grove, CA

Dynamic presentations that focus on current and emerging trends around pharmacy law and practice. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from the industry experts on Laws that affect you and your profession. Earn 6 CE hours and 1 hour of CE to satisfy CA Code of Regulations §§ 1732.5(b).

Target audience includes; pharmacy staff, consultants, managers, directors, and executives from all practice settings.

Parking:  Parking permit will be sent to attendees


Time Topic Speaker
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am General Session:  2019 New Laws Update Tony Park
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PBM Audits and Recoupments Andre Vizcocho & Ivan Petrzelka
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Pharmacy Operational Compliance, Policies & Procedures and More Tony Park & Elizabeth A. Park
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pharmacist’s Corresponding Responsibility-Enforcement Trends & Effective Risk Mitigation Ivan Petrzelka
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Compounding or Manufacturing-What are the Limits on Compounding in Traditional Under Section 503A of the FDCA Tony Park & Ivan Petrzelka

Registration Fees:


 Early Bird
(ends 10/5/19)
CPhA Member   $249  $269
Non-Member  $449  $469

Note: On-site registration will be available.




Learning Objectives:

  • 2019 New Laws Update

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

    • Describe the changes in State and Federal Laws for 2019.
    • Explain the overarching trends in the regulatory climate for California Pharmacists.
    • Summarize current pharmacy standard of practices.
    • Identify resources for staying current on changing regulatory issues.

  • PBM Audits and Recoupments

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

    • Define the basics of government agency licensure applications.
    • Analyze the legal and political rationale for the Los Angeles County Medi-Cal moratorium.
    • Evaluate the most common reasons for a pharmacy’s payor contract termination or other sanctions assessed against a pharmacy.
    • Create a risk mitigation checklist for ensuring continued operational compliance.

  • Pharmacy Operational Compliance, Policies & Procedures and More

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

    • Discuss relevant state and federal compliance rules that apply to pharmacists practice in various pharmacy practice types.
    • Explore how to effectively draft policies and then implement them as procedures.
    • Analyze current common practices that may not comply with regulations.
    • Synthesize an actionable checklist for real world application to ensure compliance.

  • Compounding or Manufacturing-What are the Limits on Compounding in Traditional Pharmacies Under Section 503A of the FDCA

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

    • Discuss relevant state and federal rules that apply to pharmaceutical compounding.
    • Understand the limitations applicable to compounding pharmacies
    • Explore state allowances versus federal restrictions on “office use” compounding.
    • Articulate difference between compounding pharmacy and outsourcing facility.
    • Distinguish compounding activities from manufacturing.
    • Understand protections of Section 503A of the FDCA applicable to compounding pharmacies.
    • Analyze current common practices and misconceptions that violate law.
    • Synthesize an actionable checklist for real world compliance for compounding.


Tony J. Park, Pharm.D., J.D., Principal Attorney, California Pharmacy Lawyers

Principal attorney, Tony J. Park, Pharm.D., J.D., brings unique insight and expertise based on his vast former experiences: as pharmacy manager of a chain drug store, as owner of multiple pharmacy-related businesses including an independent Hispanic pharmacy, home care company, secondary wholesaler, billing & reimbursement agency service, home nursing agency service, and closed-door pharmacy. He was also owner and Pharmacist-In-Charge of a compounding-only pharmacy licensed as one of the first “licensed sterile compounding“ facilities in California. He is also currently a legislative advocate, an adjunct professor of pharmacy law and ethics, and a pharmacy continuing education speaker.

As one of the very few Pharmacist-Attorneys in California, Tony J. Park, Pharm.D., J.D. has extensive experiences across numerous areas of pharmacy practice. He is passionate about representing clients in governmental agency enforcement actions, educating individuals about changes and developments in regulatory healthcare law, and consulting new and existing businesses about current and future opportunities in healthcare.


Elizabeth Akhparyan Park, Pharm.D., Chief Consultant 

After having been awarded the 2017 CPhA Student of the Year, Dr. Elizabeth Akhparyan received her Pharm.D. degree in 2017 from the Western University School of Pharmacy, in Pomona, CA. She then completed her Post-Graduate Year One Pharmacy Practice Residency with an emphasis on Geriatrics. During her residency Elizabeth lectured at the World Congress of Clinical Pharmacy Practice in Rome, Italy advocating for Inter-Professional Approach to Geriatric Care. Additionally, Elizabeth placed second for her poster in Assessment of Adherence to Renal Dosing Guidelines in Patients with Document Chronic Disease at the California Long Term Care Medicine Annual Meeting. Dr. Akhparyan successfully restructured antibiotic stewardship program at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Akhparyan now works as Principal Regulatory Consultant in her startup company, the Simplified Medicine Consultancy firm, based in Irvine, CA. She consults outpatient and inpatient pharmacists, and performs operational gap analyses, regulatory risk mitigation, and remediation strategies for long-term care, hospital, and community pharmacies.


Ivan Petrzelka, PharmD, JD, MBA, California Pharmacy Lawyers

Dr. Ivan Petrzelka is a Pharmacist-Attorney with extensive experience in all aspects of pharmacy practice. After practicing pharmacy for over 20 years, he switched directions and became an attorney specializing in pharmacy law. Dr. Petrzelka represents pharmacists and pharmacy owners in enforcement actions before government regulatory agencies and provides consulting services in healthcare regulatory matters. He also teaches pharmacy law and ethics at the California Northstate University College of Pharmacy.


Johnny Nguyen, Licensing Specialist, California Pharmacy Lawyers

Johnny Nguyen has worked with Tony J. Park, Pharm.D., J.D. since 2014.  He serves as the in-house Licensing Specialist at California Pharmacy Lawyers.  He works directly with state and federal government agencies, PBMs and third party payors, and private accreditation companies to obtain licensure, permits, providership, accreditation, and certification for CPL clients.


Luis Andre P. Vizcocho, RPh, JD, Attorney-at-Law, California Pharmacy Lawyers

Luis Andre P. Vizcocho, RPh, JD, brings in over a decade of experience working as a pharmacist in various practice settings.  Dr. Vizcocho embraced the challenges of being a pharmacist-in-charge early in his career, successfully managing and operating a number of stores for a retail chain pharmacy in the Greater Los Angeles Area for several years until he decided to pursue law school in 2012.  Dr. Vizcocho continued working as a pharmacist while attending law school, and transitioned into legal practice by working as a law clerk under the mentorship of Dr. Tony J. Park at the CPL Law Firm.  Since graduating as valedictorian of his 2016 class at the Pacific Coast University School of Law. Dr. Vizcocho has continued to draw from his first-hand experience as a pharmacist, and integrate his keen understanding of the pharmacy profession with his legal education, to best represent his clients.


Continuing Pharmacy Education:

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded up to 6 hours (0.6 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor.


November 2
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
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California Pharmacists Association
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California Northstate University
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Elk Grove, CA 95757 United States
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