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2015 Report of the Task Force on Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority

January 6, 2016

Topics: Committee and Task Force Reports

The Task Force on Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority met September 1-2, 2015, at NABP Headquarters. This task force was established in response to Resolution 111-4-15, Task Force on Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority, which was approved by the NABP membership at the Association’s 111th Annual Meeting in May 2015.

Review of the Task Force Charge

Task force members reviewed their charge and accepted it as follows:

  1. Review existing state laws and regulations addressing pharmacists’ prescriptive authority and relevant NABP Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (Model Act) language.
  2. Recommend revisions, if necessary, to the NABP Model Act addressing this issue.
  3. Propose key messages that should be conveyed to boards of pharmacy, key stakeholders, and the public about the patient care benefits of granting pharmacists limited prescriptive authority.

Read more in the full report (PDF).