2017 Report of the Task Force on the Definition of a Patient-Pharmacist Relationship

January 4, 2018

Topics: Patient Safety

Introduction:

The Task Force met on September 18-19, 2017, at NABP Headquarters in Mount Prospect, IL. This task force was established in response to Resolution 113-2-17, Definition of a Patient-Pharmacist Relationship, which was approved by the NABP membership at the Association’s 113th Annual Meeting in May 2017.

Review of the Task Force Charge:

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

  1. Review existing state laws and regulations that address the patient-pharmacist relationship.
  2. Examine information related to the definition of patient relationships with pharmacists concerning the pharmacist’s role in patient care services, such as, but not limited to disease state manager and patient care advocate.
  3. Recommend, if necessary, amending the Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (Model Act) to include a definition of a patient-pharmacist relationship.

Read more in the full report.