Pharmacy Law Update: PSSNY Winter Conference 2024

February 3, 2024

Target Audience

All pharmacists

Learning Objectives


At the completion of the activity viewers will be able to:


Describe the ability of a pharmacist to refuse to fill a prescription under the Regents rule in NY
Describe the newest laws and regulations for mid level prescribers and optometrists in NY
List the diagnosis codes for controlled substances exceeding a 30day supply and describe the addition to the Rx if needed
Describe the 7 day rule for early fill of controlled substances and the use of the PMP

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE
    The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/03/2024 - 11:15am EST
Event ends: 
02/03/2024 - 12:15pm EST
United States



Joseph J. Bova

Professor of Pharmaceutical SciencesVice Dean, Academic Affairs

B.S., St. John’s UniversityM.S., LIU Pharmacy



Unique experience in pharmacy practice, regulatory affairs and pharmacy education.   Community Pharmacist with over thirty years behind the bench along with extensive experience in managing a pharmacy as a sole proprietor.  Served for over ten years as a member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy, including Chair, and in the highest role in New York pharmacy professional associations.   Also served seven years in Village Government, including elected mayor of a prestigious Westchester village.  Testified before the New York State Assembly. Continuing pharmacy education lecturer since 1999 to over 5000 pharmacists. Serve on the editorial board of peer-review pharmacy publications.

Joined LIU Pharmacy in January 2009 as Director of Continuing Professional Education, Appointed Full Time Faculty (Associate Professor)  in January of 2016 in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In October of 2021, he was appointed Vice Dean of Academic Affairs.


  • Pharmacy Laws, Rules and Regulations (Federal and NY State)
  • Pharmacy Compounding


Co-author,“Meeting Regulatory Challenges in the Changing World of Pharmacy”, US Pharmacist, June 2005.

Editorial Advisory Panel, US Pharmacist, 2000-present

Editor, Westchester & Rockland Society of Pharmacists Monthly Newsletter, 1997-2000

Pharmacy Law Newsletter Advisory Panel, 1998-2001

New York Pharmacy Law- a primer. JB Learning  ISBN-13: 9781449629762

“Improving student conflict resolution skills through increased awareness of self and others’ communication styles”  June 2016

Jane Shtaynberg, PharmD; Suzanna Gim, PharmD, MPH; Anna Nogid, BS, PharmD, BCPS; Joseph Bova, BS, MS

Lectures and Presentations

Prepare and provide accredited continuing education programs for pharmacists on education, error prevention, New York State disciplinary process, laws, rules and regulations for New York state pharmacy practice, laws, rules and regulations for the proper prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances in New York State. Since the inception of the programs, I have lectured to over five thousand pharmacists and pharmacy students.


Long Island University Founder’s Award for Administration, May, 2013

Albert E. Rosica, Jr. Memorial Award presented annually by the American College of Apothecaries for contributions to pharmacy education and the profession, 2012.

Bowl of Hygeia award presented annually to one pharmacist from each state for Pharmacist Community Service, 1998.

Order of the Double Star AZO Pharmaceutical Fraternity for outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy, 1994

National Community Pharmacists Leadership Award, 1994

McKesson Leadership Award, 1993

Recipient of the Columbus F Arone award from the Westchester & Rockland Society of Pharmacists presented annually to the pharmacist best representing the profession, 1987




Professional Affiliations

New York State Board of Pharmacy

Chairman, 2000-2001

Full Member, August 1995 –August 2006

Chairman of Committee on Disciplinary Process  

Member of the Technology Committee

Member of the Committee on Rules and Regulations Revisions

Member of the Part II Examination Committee

Appointed extended member, August 2006 to August 2015

Re-appointed August 2015-July 31, 2020

Pharmacists Society of the State Of New York

Member since 1977

Chairman of the Board, 1994-1995

President, 1993-1994

President Elect, 1992-1993

1st Vice-president, 1991-1992

Legislative Chairman, 1988- 1992

Political Action Chairman, 1986-1988

Director of Continuing Education- January 2009-present

Westchester and Rockland Society of Pharmacists

Member since 1977

Chairman of the Board, 1987-1992

Board of Directors Member WRSP since 1982

2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, President

National Community Pharmacists Association

Member, 1988 to present

Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Brooklyn, NY

Preceptor Community Pharmacy, Externship Program January 1992-2008






Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE
    The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


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