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Initial Consultant Licensure Course
Re-Certification Conference

Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Zoom Live

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Sunday, September 18, 2022



Program Goal

The goal of this program is to address the knowledge and skills needs of Florida pharmacists aspiring to become consultant licensure practitioners as set forth in the Consultant Pharmacist Education Requirements within Florida Regulation 64B and Chapter 465 of the Florida Statutes. The program is designed to enhance and develop the skills and knowledge of Florida Pharmacy leadership. The conference can also be used for consultants towards renewal (recertification) of continuing pharmacy education requirement (24 hours every two years). 

*Note that this program should not be attended by licensed consultants twice within the same renewal period. It reflects in CE Broker as attending the same program twice and no credit given for the second program. This is our first offering of this program in the latest renewal cycle, January 2021 – December 2022.

General Overall Learning Objectives

(Each speaker has their own set of objectives)

Upon completion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the relationship that the new Collaborative Practice Agreement has with the Consultant License.
  • Explain the laws and regulations, state and federal, pertaining to collaborative practice agreements.
  • Describe the policy & procedures for written collaborative practice agreement records for regimen review, documentation, and communication.
  • Describe the policy and procedure for performing a drug regimen review.
  • Discuss the documentation of drug regiment reviews in a collaborative practice agreement.
  • Discuss the policy and procedure for communication of findings to the appropriate individuals or groups.
  • Outline a facility review.
  • Describe the areas appropriate for evaluation.
  • Discuss the documentation of evaluations.
  • Describe the reporting of evaluations.
  • Describe how to conduct a patient assessment.
  • Explain the responsibility for ordering and evaluating laboratory or clinical tests.
  • Explain the professional responsibility of administration of medicinal drugs in an institution.

Target Audience

The Consultant Licensure Course is designed to prepare the pharmacist who is actively interested in advancing the profession of consultant pharmacy with the necessary professional and administrative responsibilities as outlined by the Board of Pharmacy in Rule 64B16 and Chapter 465. The previous forty hours of assessment under an approved preceptor has been deleted from this program. In its place has been the addition of hours to make the course a twenty-hour experience. One can apply for the Consultant License immediately after passing the course exam on Sunday and receiving their Statement of Completion on Monday.

For the consultant pharmacist seeking recertification, this program can serve as a refresher course and review for the responsibilities as stated above. We would prefer that consultants consider attending the Contemporary Pharmacy Issues Conference (May) and or the NSU Fall Classic (November) to achieve their recertification hours.

Pre, Live, and Post Event Requirements

Prior to attending the September 17/18, 2022 program, the consultant licensure candidate will need to complete a five (5) hour pre-course work. This assignment will be provided to participants on September 1, 2022, for those registering prior to that date. Approximately 15% of the exam questions will come from this pre-course component. The live course is designed to prepare the new practitioner academically and to offer real world experiences from experts in the art of becoming a professional pharmacy consultant.

The primary focus of the course will be on professional and administrative responsibilities, skills, and policy and procedure development. The coursework will be presented by mostly Florida licensed consultant pharmacists who have extensive experience in the areas of; Law, ALF, Surgical Center, Mentoring, Managed Care, Behavioral Health, LTC, CPA, and Acute Care Institutional settings. Faculty will utilize live Zoom lectures with online “polling” and “chat” rooms to create dialogue with participants.

Successful candidates will pass a post test (70% or greater) given at the end of the program on Sunday, 3:10 p.m., September 18, 2022. This test will be given online, instructions will be provided during the weekend of the exam. Post program participants will be expected to complete the "Consultant Pharmacist Application," and mail the Statement of Completion (provided from NSU) with the application fee to the Board of Pharmacy to be eligible to receive their consultant license.

Consultant Pharmacist Licensure Course

Schedule Part 1 Home Study Pre-Program

(Five hours for Initial Candidates, sent out 10 days prior to program)

Institutional Pharmacy Practice: Ordering & Evaluating Laboratory/Clinical Tests  (2 hours)
Mitch Ghen, D.O. Ph.D.

Sterile Compounding Features and Legal Issues (1 hour)
Thomas Brickenden, J.D., C.Ph.

Nuclear Pharmacy (1 hour)
George Cornette, M.S., Pharm.D.

Professional Responsibilities: Development of I.V. Admixture Service (1 hour)
Dianeysis Avendano, Pharm.D., C.Ph.


Consultant Pharmacist Licensure Course

Schedule Part 2 Online Live
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Eight hours for both Initial Candidates and Recertification Consultants
Time Event
8:00 a.m. Connect Live to NSU via Zoom Link
Course Introduction & Program Overview

Carsten Evans, Ph.D., C.Ph
8:00 a.m. Scope of Practice, Regulation Changes, & Licensure Requirements
Dorinda Segovia, Pharm.D., MBA, C.Ph.
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:10 a.m. The Institutional Environment - Health Systems
Dorinda Segovia, Pharm.D., MBA, C.Ph.
11:10 a.m. Consultant Licensure Jurisprudence
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.
12:10 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Consultant Licensure Jurisprudence (Case Studies)
Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.
2:00 p.m. Institutional Pharmacy Practice: Policy and Procedures
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:10 p.m. Institutional Pharmacy Practice: Administrative Responsibilities
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
4:10 p.m. Institutional Pharmacy Practice: Professional Responsibilities
Deborah Brown, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
5:10 p.m. Course Adjournment Day One

Schedule Part 3 Online Live
Sunday, September 18, 2022

7 hours for Initial Candidates, 4 to 6 hours for Recertification Consultants

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Connect Live to NSU
Welcome Back - Program Overview, Day Two

Carsten Evans, Ph.D., C.Ph.
8:00 a.m. Institutional Environment: Nursing Home/Extended Care
Practice Review

Lynn D’Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
9:15 a.m. Institutional Environment: Nursing Home/Extended Care
Regulatory Review

Lynn D’Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
10:20 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Collaborative Practice Agreement Experience in Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorders
Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
12:10 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.

The Institutional Environment Assisted Living Facility
Dorel Suboni, Pharm.D., C.Ph.

2:00 p.m. MTM and Consultant Pharmacy
Mary Van, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
3:00 p.m. Consultant Pharmacist Licensure "Exam"
4:00 p.m. Course Adjournment


Dianeysis Avendano, Pharm.D., BCPS, C.Ph., Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Memorial Hospital Miramar
Miramar, FL

Thomas Brickenden, Esq., R.Ph., C.Ph.
Private Practice Attorney
Weston, FL

Deborah Brown, M.S., Pharm.D.,FASHP, FFSHP, C.Ph.
President Pharmacy Consulting
Valrico, FL

Gayle Callahan, Pharm.D., C.Ph., BCPP

Director of Pharmacy Services, Operation PAR, Inc.
Pinellas Park, FL

Michelle Clark, Ph.D.
Dean, NSU College of Pharmacy,
Fort Lauderdale, FL

George Cornette, Pharm.D., R.Ph., BCNP
Pharmacy Supervisor, Nuclear Pharmacy Services
Cardinal Health, Pompano Beach FL
Assistant Adjunct Professor, NSU College of Pharmacy
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lynn D'Avico, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Consultant Pharmacist/Clinical Pharmacy Education Coordinator
Polaris Pharmacy
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mitch Ghen, D.O., Ph.D., M.S.
Integrative Medicine Physician, Author & Radio Host for “Doctor Mitch”
Boca Raton, FL

Carsten Evans, Ph.D., FASHP, C.Ph.
Executive Director of Continuing Education & Professional Affairs
NSU Health Professions Division
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Frederick Lippman, Ed.D., R.Ph.
Chancellor, NSU Health Professions Division
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Antonella Martino, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Owner, Consulatnt Pharmacists and Diabetic Educator
The Health Consultant Pharmacists of America, Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL

Matthew Seamon, J.D., Pharm.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Pharmacy Practice, NSU College of Pharmacy
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dorinda Segovia, Pharm.D., MS
Vice-President of Pharmacy Services, Memorial Healthcare System
Hollywood, FL
Member, Florida Board of Pharmacy

Dorel Suboni, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Consultant Pharmacist at Omnicare, Inc.
South Florida






The New Consultant Licensure program has been approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for the Initial Consultant Pharmacist certificate. This program has also approved for Consultant Re-Certification.

The Provider, NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy, will report all earned continuing education (CE) credits for consultants (Re-Certification) for this program to CE Broker for those pharmacists who provide their correct pharmacist license numbers. Consultants can receive 12 to 14 recertification hours depending upon when they leave the program on Sunday.

Note that credit earned for the (Initial) Consultant Pharmacist Licensure certificate cannot be used a second time for general credit. The 20 credit hours earned for the Consultant Licensure license are to be used specifically for applying for the license.

As a reminder, this program should not be attended by licensed consultants twice within the same renewal period for recertification hours. It reflects in CE Broker as attending the same program twice and no credit given for the second program. Our latest renewal cycle is January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022.


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