Ken Baker is a pharmacist, lawyer, and former general counsel and senior vice president of Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company. Ken Baker advises clients in pharmacy law and regulation, risk management, insurance and pharmacy quality programs, and reduction of medical errors. Ken Baker is of counsel and a pharmacist consultant with the Phoenix law firm of Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA. He is licensed to practice law in Indiana.
 
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Ken Baker has authored articles and chapters for numerous national and regional pharmacy trade and professional publications, including:

Book

"Medication Safety, Dispensing Drugs Without Error, (Delmar, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY, 2012)

Book Chapters

"Fundamentals of Insurance," Pharmacy Management, Leadership, Marketing & Finance (Scheduled for Second Edition), Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, Allison Vaillancourt, and Marvin Shepherd, Editors (Jones and Bartlett, 2nd Ed 2012)

"Managing Risks – The Basics," Pharmacy Management, Leadership, Marketing & Finance (Currently on-line version; Scheduled for Second Printed Edition), Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, Allison Vaillancourt, and Marvin Shepherd, Editors (Jones and Bartlett, 2nd Ed 2012)

"Risk Management," Quality & Safety in Pharmacy Practice, Terri L. Warholak and David P. Nau, Editors (McGraw-Hill, 2010)

"Principals of Professional Liability Insurance for Pharmacists," Pharmacy Law Desk Reference, Delbert D. Konnor, Editor (The Haworth Press, 2007)

"Documentation in Pharmacy Practice," Pharmacy Practice Manual, 2nd Ed, Larry E. Boh, Editor (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001)

Articles and Continuing Education Papers

"Pharmacist’s Special Knowledge, The Key to Liability and a Duty to Warn," PowerPak CE Article ; 2012 (Postgraduate Healthcare Education, Clifton, NJ)

"Pharmacists’ Duties, Ethics & the Law," PowerPak CE Article, 2012 (Postgraduate Healthcare Education, Clifton, NJ)

"Controlled Substances, Prescription Monitoring Programs & Pharmacist’s Legal Corresponding Duty," PowerPak CE Article, 2012 (Postgraduate Healthcare Education, Clifton, NJ)

"Protecting Pharmacy Information from Discovery and Lawyers: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act," PowerPak CE Article, 2012 (Postgraduate Healthcare Education, Clifton, NJ)

"Rx School: HIPAA Training Module," Training Program for pharmacists & pharmacy technicians, 2011 (AMN Healthcare, Inc, San Diego, CA)

"Rx School: Drug Diversion," Training Program for pharmacists & pharmacy technicians, 2011 (AMN Healthcare, Inc, San Diego, CA)

"Rx School: Pain Management," Taped Lecture Home Study Course for pharmacists & pharmacy technicians, 2011 (AMN Healthcare, Inc, San Diego, CA)

"Rx School: Medication Errors & Continuous Quality Improvement," Training Program for pharmacists & pharmacy technicians, 2011 (AMN Healthcare, San Diego, CA)

"The OBRA 90 Mandate and its Developing Impact on the Pharmacist's Standard of Care," Drake Law Review (Vol. 44, No. 3)

"Pharmacy Practice in a Changing Professional Environment," Drug Store News (2000)

"Confidentiality and the Pharmacist," Drug Store News (1998)

"Risk Management in Pharmacy: Preventing Liability Claims," The American Pharmacist (1994)

"What is Adequate Liability Coverage for Pharmacists?" Pharmacy Management Advisor (1994)

"Pharmacist Liability and OBRA 90," Drug Store News for the Pharmacist (1992)

"A Study of the Causes of Pharmacy Malpractice Claims," Pharmacy Law Annual (1991)

"When a Pharmacist Refuses to Fill," The Indiana Pharmacist (1987)

"Drug Topics" Articles

Cover Story, "Medicaid reimbursement," July 2012

"Accreditation Standards Buttress Compounding Pharmacy," May 10, 2012

"Special Knowledge May Give Rise to Duty to Warn," February 14, 2012

"Renewing the Patient Contract," December 13, 2011

"The Importance of Documentation," November 15, 2011

"Professional Liability Insurance: A Short Primer," August 11, 2011

"Can I say, 'I’m sorry?'" June 14, 2011

"Prescription Opiods and Pharmacist Responsibility," June 14, 2011

"Between Cowardice and Recklessness: The Virtue of Courage," April 15, 2011

"The 'Placebo Effect': Does It Work?," January 20 2011

"Pharmacy CQI: Monthly Rx Safety Audits," February 11, 2011

"A Question of Ethics: When to Lie?" November 2010

"Monitoring Controlled Substances," September 2010

"Is Patient Compliance a Medication Error?" January 2010

"Pharmacy Needs a Workable Standard for When to Check the Rx Monitoring Database," Pharmacy e-Flash, Food Marketing Institute, November 2009

"Determining When Counsel Is Most Appropriate," September 2009

"Can a Medication Error Be a Crime?" August 2009

"I Have a Subpoena for Prescription Records. What Do I Do?" (consulting
note), Food Marketing Institute, July 2009

"Apology Laws: "If I Say 'I'm Sorry,' Can It Be Used Against Me?" (consulting note), Food Marketing Institute, June 2009

"Insurance for the Compounding Pharmacy Business, Part 1: Who Is
Covered?" (abstract), International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (September/October 2008)

"What Will You Learn from Your Mistake?" April 7, 2008

"Medication Errors: The Value of Habit" January 21, 2008

"Do People Sue People Who Counsel?" December 3, 2007

"What Types of Drugs Are Involved in Errors?" November 12, 2007

"What Kinds of Mistakes To Pharmacists Make?" October 15, 2007

 

 

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