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Larissa Doucette

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a partnership between NABP and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), has been established to develop and implement comprehensive programs of pharmacy practice site accreditation. CPPA is responsible for developing, maintaining, and ensuring proper implementation of consensus-based accreditation standards for pharmacy practice sites, and the organization’s goal is to assist the public and profession by recognizing pharmacy practices that are committed to enhancing patient safety, quality of care, and access to pharmacists’ services, as noted in an APhA news release. APhA and NABP are equal representatives and share responsibility in the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation. CPPA will contract with APhA to build on prior work by NABP and continue development of consensus-based standards for community pharmacy practice accreditation. CPPA will contract with NABP to administer the accreditation process. APhA has also announced that the organization will take public comment on aspects of standards during the Community Pharmacy Accreditation Open Forum to be held at the upcoming APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, March 9-12, 2012.