Education event

Sterile Compounding Pharmacies: Guidance for Implementing Regulatory Changes Webinar

Registration is now closed, please call the Education Department at (916) 552-7637.
April 17, 2018
10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Pacific Time


In January 2017, the California Board of Pharmacy set new regulatory requirements for hospitals performing sterile compounding.  Last year’s sterile compounding webinar addressed both the “what” and “why” of this new regulation, including application for a waiver. This webinar will go beyond the waiver and provide information on “how” to navigate the processes of each regulatory agency in order to meet the regulatory requirements.

Experts from California’s Board of Pharmacy, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Facilities Development Division and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensing and Survey Program will discuss steps to achieve approvals at the various agencies, and share common pitfalls that hinder compliance with the new requirements.

Make plans now to participate.

Recommended for:

Chief operating officers, chief compliance officers, chief pharmacists, plant managers, construction directors and managers, architects and engineers, inspectors of record.


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development – Guide to Compliance

  • Highlights from the Advisory Guide Series
  • Timelines, processes, and key benchmarks to ensure a successful sign-off
  • Common errors and how to avoid them

Board of Pharmacy – Setting Expectations

  • Background on the waiver application process
  • Strategies for temporary permit, relocating pharmacy, mobile units
  • Sequence of events for obtaining licensure

CDPH Centralized Applications Unit – Licensing Application Process

  • Documentation requirements and submission deadlines
  • Establishing your licensure timelines and expectations

CDPH Pharmacy Consultant Review – Preparing for Final Reviews

  • How to prepare for a survey and site visit
  • Documentation needed prior to pharmacy consultant review


Richard Tannahill, Senior Architect, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

 Christine Acosta, PharmD, Supervising Inspector, California State Board of Pharmacy

Cari Lee, Pharm.D, Pharmaceutical Consultant, California Department of Public Health


Full participation in the webinar is required to receive professional continuing education (CE) credit. The registrant must complete an online evaluation, attest to participation and, when required, provide a professional license number.

Compliance — The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 1.8 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 1.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.


Members $135
Nonmembers $185
Multiple staff can participate from one location for one tuition fee.

Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies. Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember California hospitals.

Cancellation Policy/Late Payment: A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more business days prior to the scheduled session and emailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. Please note that payment is due on or before the program. Payments not received by the program date may be subject to a 10% late fee. In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.