Washington State Board Of Pharmacy Collaborative Practice Agreement


Meetings with pharmacists and pharmacy organizations prior to the development of the SKC-APC CDTA Toolkit identified the types of information and materials needed to support effective pharmacy-public health partnerships. SKC-APC organized a Pharmacy Leadership Summit to bring together 35 local organizations such as public health; commercial, independent, hospital and ethnic pharmacies; and public medical services. The CPA also formed a Pharmacy Operations Advisory Committee to lead discussions on how pharmacies could be more involved in public health emergencies. These activities have led to lasting partnerships between public health and pharmacy organizations, and discussions have provided valuable information on how CTAs could be a viable strategy to ensure that drugs are delivered quickly and reliably in the event of a disaster. The ADCA toolkit is quite extensive and is intended to serve as a public health guide throughout the process of developing agreements with pharmacies. To this end, it provides numerous documents and guidelines for recording the steps taken to develop a CDTA or Memorandum of Understanding that defines the role of pharmacies in the event of a disaster. The toolkit also calls on local health authorities to develop strategies with pharmacists that clearly define how medicines and vaccines are dispensed in an emergency. In 2010, the American Medical Association (AMA) published a series of reports entitled “AMA Scope of Practice Data Series”. [61] One of the reports focused on the profession of pharmacist, which criticized the training of CPAs as an attempt by pharmacists to intervene in the physician`s field of activity.

In response to the report, a collaboration of seven national associations of professional pharmacists drafted a response to WADA`s report on pharmacists. [62] The response requested WADA to correct its report and publish the revised report with errata. [63] In 2011, WADA`s Chamber of Deputies adopted a more flexible tone in response to contributions from APhA and other pharmacy professional associations and finally adopted the following resolution, which drew attention to the rejection of independent (and not collaborative or dependent) practice agreements: pharmacists involved in PHAs can participate in clinical services outside the traditional field of practice of pharmacists. In particular, pharmacists are not required to participate in SPAs to offer a large number of pharmacy services already covered by their traditional activity, such as. B the management of drug therapy, the provision of disease prevention services (e.g. B vaccination), carrying out public health screenings (e.g. B screening for depressive disorders, such as.B. major depressive disorders, administering PHQ-2), providing specific education about the state of the disease (e.g. B as a Certified Diabetes Educator) and advising patients on information about their medications.

[18] CPAs are at the centre of advocacy efforts for professional pharmacy organizations. .