Does the MPJE ask you specific federal law questions separate from the state your taking it for?

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  1. trailerpark

    trailerpark 2+ Year Member

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    I'm taking the MPJE for MN and was wondering if they ask you in a question specifically about the federal law or does every question apply to the state as well?

    For example would they ask how long does the federal law say you have to maintain rx records (2 years) or would they say how long do you have to maintain the records in MN? (5 years) And your supposed to apply the stricter rule?
     
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    cjb56 5+ Year Member

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    A question like that will likely include "in this jurisdiction" in the wording. Since I took my MPJE for Wisconsin, I applied all the WI laws and statutes to any questions that did not specifically ask for the federal definition.
     
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    trailerpark 2+ Year Member

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    But some questions specifically ask for the federal law?
     
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    Shimmery 7+ Year Member

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    So I copied this from the NAPLEX/MPJE bulletin from the NABP website and this is what it says...

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    No distinction is made in the examination between federal and state jurisprudence questions.
    You are required to answer each question in terms of the prevailing laws of the state in which you are
    seeking licensure.

    I took my MPJE (not for MN) and it didn't differentiate between state or federal law. You apply what you know from what you studied from basically.
     
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    trailerpark 2+ Year Member

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    Are there any questions where you have to put in order when laws were passed? or put anything in order? How tricky is this test...? I need advice, I don't know what to expect.
     
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    Shimmery 7+ Year Member

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    When I took the exam I didn't encounter any laws I had to arrange from earliest to latest.

    You might get questions on what the laws are for and how they can be applied to practice.

    I don't honestly know how "tricky" it is..it varies from state to state depending if it's more federal or state law.

    When I took it the first time I was freaked out and didn't know what to expect, rushing through the questions and didn't pass by 1 point.

    When I took it again, make sure to READ the question and take it SLOW, so that you understand what the question is asking...and then I passed by a lot of points.

    Another thing I'd recommend is to not have any emotion or sympathize with patients. Things that you might normally do...loaning a few pills to the patient until the Dr. authorizes a refill...is not mentioned in the law and you should go with the strictest thing it would mention if you were presented a question like that.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    zelman 7+ Year Member

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    It's not tricky. They ask what is the legal thing to do in a situation. You answer the strictest rule. They might ask the name of a law. Very straightforward. I got one question about the minimum amount of PSE in a transaction between a wholesaler and retailer that had to be reported to the DEA or some crazy thing I will never need to know. I picked a random answer and moved on. You won't know every answer. Make sure you know the laws that will concern you, and you can pass.
     

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