MPA | Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking (P)

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to define the types of human trafficking, its venues and who it affects; recognize the warning signs of trafficking and how to identify trafficking victims in pharmacy and health care settings; and identify resources for pharmacy personnel to report trafficking and provide support to suspected victims.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Amy Montague, B.S. Pharm., 2016 Pharm.D. candidate, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Continuing Education Credit

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-15-239-H04-P; 1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 10/16/15; Expiration Date: 10/16/18

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Beginning Jan. 14, 2015, a new law amending the Michigan Public Health Code (MCL 333.16148) went into effect that requires all licensed health professionals in the state of Michigan to complete a one-time training related to identifying victims of human trafficking. This law was passed recognizing that health professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, may be more likely to encounter a potential victim of human trafficking while delivering patient care than the average worker or citizen of the state. For current pharmacist and pharmacy technician licensees, this means that completion of a training program for identifying victims of human trafficking is required. MPA has developed this qualified training program to assist pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with compliance. You will receive an e-mail upon completion to maintain for your records.


NOTE: Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians only need to complete this training one time only. It is not necessary to complete this training every licensure renewal period.


Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Technicians should complete the home study titled Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking (T)