The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and the Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA) have opened registration for the first offering of the NASPA/FPA Pharmacy-based Point-of-Care Test & Treat Certificate Program. This program will prepare pharmacists to test or screen for and treat minor, nonchronic health conditions within the framework of an established written protocol with a supervising physician in accordance with Florida Law.
This program meets the requirements outlined in Section 465.1895, Florida Statutes related to testing or screening for and treatment of minor, nonchronic health conditions. This section states that a pharmacist may test or screen for and treat minor, nonchronic health conditions within the framework of an established written protocol with a supervising physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459. For purposes of this section, a minor, nonchronic health condition is typically a short-term condition that is generally managed with minimal treatment or self-care.
“NASPA is excited to launch this critically important program with the Florida Pharmacy Association,” Rebecca Snead, RPh, CAE, FAPhA, NASPA EVP & CEO said. “With healthcare resources stretched so thin due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the easy accessibility of pharmacists to the general population, having additional access to assessment and treatment of minor, nonchronic health conditions by pharmacists is vital.”
“Too often consumers may be unaware of a growing health care concern and may either choose to self-medicate or do nothing,” said Michael Jackson, BPharm, CPh, EVP & CEO of the Florida Pharmacy Association. “Delaying a consultation session with a pharmacist or physician could lead to other medical issues requiring more aggressive and expensive care. Our Florida citizens will now have additional choices to help get treatment for nonchronic health conditions sooner rather than later. We have worked with NASPA to bring in the very best local and national clinical experts in this space to train pharmacists.”
About the Florida Pharmacy Association
The Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA)is a statewide professional pharmacy organization working to unify and strengthen the voice of pharmacy while advancing pharmacy practice through education, advocacy collaboration, and relationships.
About National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), founded in 1927 as the National Council of State Pharmacy Association Executives, is dedicated to enhancing the success of state pharmacy associations in their efforts to advance the profession of pharmacy. NASPA also offers a national Point-of-Care Testing Certificate program for pharmacists and student pharmacists outside of Florida.