DC Finalizes Regulations for Collaborative Practice Agreements

Pharmacists in DC are celebrating the finalization of regulations related to the city’s collaborative practice agreements.  While the initial law permitting CPAs was passed in 2012, regulations finalizing the law didn’t pass until August of this year. Washington DC Pharmacy Association (WDCPhA) President Andrew Gentles pointed out the advantage of the DC CPA in that […]

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 […]

Florida Bill Aims to Expand Collaborative Practice Authority

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 […]

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 […]