The Collaborative Practice Workgroup, convened by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, has developed recommendations for what elements of pharmacist collaborative practice authority should appropriately be defined under state law or regulation and what elements are best left to be determined between pharmacists and other practitioners when developing their specific collaborative practice arrangement.
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Support for this Work:
In a letter of support for the recommendations issued by the NASPA-Convened Collaborative Practice Workgroup, NACDS conveyed appreciation to the stakeholders who worked to develop the workgroup report and asserted the importance of alignment of collaborative practice authority with pharmacists’ education and training. The letter also welcomes “continued collaboration with NASPA and our other pharmacy partners to promote expanded practice opportunities for pharmacists in the states.”
On October 1, 2015 the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) issued a letter of support for the Collaborative Practice Workgroup’s Report, “Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Agreements: Key Elements for Legislative and Regulatory Authority.” AACP’s letter emphasized that “the implementation of collaborative practice agreements allows pharmacists to practice at the top of their education so that the health of patients and communities is improved.”