Doctor says pharmacists are qualified to prescribe

Kevin Bozic, M.D., MBA Question leading to this response (1:28:42): Are there legal impediments now that you are experiencing … as a physician … that might facilitate … what patients hold important? Longer portion of response: Meeting information   Click Here to Go to the Pharmacist Prescribing Resource Page

Support for Pharmacist Prescribing and Decreasing Scope Restrictions

It’s not just pharmacists who think it makes sense to expand pharmacy scope of practice restrictions and allow pharmacists to prescribe. Below are some of the many examples supporting the concept. On the physician shortage problem: …independent practice for non-physician practitioners is likely at the crux of an immediate solution. Although we’re running low on […]

NACDD and CDC to Host Fireside Chat on CPAs

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), is hosting the next fireside chat focused on a unique project designed to advance team-based care. Fireside Chats provide an interactive format for state health agencies to hear from content experts on a number of […]

CDC Publishes CPA Resource for Pharmacists

CDC, NASPA and National Collaborators Release Advancing Team-based Care through CPAs Toolkit The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention published a new resource this week for pharmacists who are interested in developing collaborative practice agreements.  This resource and implementation guide is intended to assist pharmacists in developing and executing a […]

Collaborative Practice Agreements Open Opportunities, Liabilities for Pharmacists

With 48 states and the District of Columbia now allowing  for collaborative practice agreements with prescribers in pharmacists’ scope of practice, some are pointing out the potential liability associated with this expanded scope.  The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy recently advised its pharmacists of the potential liability for a pharmacist practicing under such an arrangement. But despite the […]

NGA Support for the Expanding Role of Pharmacists

This paper by the National Governors Association highlights numerous states that have expanded pharmacists’ scope of practice, integrated pharmacists into chronic care delivery teams, and developed other team-based models of care that include pharmacists. The paper includes policy considerations related collaborative practice provisions, provider recognition and compensation for pharmacist-delivered care services, and access to health IT […]