The American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) is an organization of attorneys, pharmacists, pharmacist-attorneys and students of pharmacy or law who are interested in the law as it applies to pharmacy, pharmacists, wholesalers, manufacturers, state and federal government and other interested parties.

ASPL is a nonprofit organization with the purposes of

  • Furthering knowledge in the law related to pharmacists, pharmacies, the provision of pharmaceutical care, the manufacturing and distribution of drugs, and other food, drug, and medical device policy issues;
  • Communicating accurate legal educational information; and
  • Providing educational opportunities for pharmacists, attorneys, and others who are interested in pharmacy law

ASPL has become the premier source to engage with the entire spectrum of professionals at the intersection of pharmacy and legal matters. With my formal training, I approach our meetings with the assumption that I have grasped all of the components that contribute to the pharmacy profession. However, engaging with ASPL has placed context around the various, often overlooked, downstream and upstream factors that impact the law as it applies to pharmacy.
Monet Stanford, PharmD

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June 24 2019

PRIVACY

Texas enacts expanded privacy notice requirements
On June 14, Texas Governor Abbot signed HB 4390, which requires notifications of individuals whose personal information has been breached within 60 days, rather than the current requirement for notification “as quickly as possible.” In addition, if at least 250 Texans are affected by a breach, the Identity Theft Act would require notification of the Texas Attorney General within the same 60-day period.

The statute also creates the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council, with responsibility for studying privacy laws from other states or countries and report to the Legislature no later than September 1, 2020, after which the Council will be disbanded.

The statute takes effect on January 1, 2020. [Ishee J, Garg N. Health care alert: new Texas privacy legislation enhances notification requirements in case of data breach. Lexology 2019 Jun 20; http://bit.ly/2X0Znwo]