A new bill in Florida aims to expand the collaborative practice authority of pharmacists.
The proposed legislation, HB689, would expand a collaborative practice agreement to:
- Allow pharmacists to monitor medication therapy and patient outcomes
- Conduct patient assessments (including ordering and evaluating tests), initiate, modify, or discontinue medications
- Administer medications in any health care facility, including a pharmacy
The Florida Pharmacy Association and the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists support this bill, stating that it will “promote better health care outcomes, reduce health care costs and increase access to health care through optimum utilization of services pharmacists are trained to provide.”