The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) has launched a new program to accredit outpatient pharmacy practices in the community, hospitals, health systems, and clinics. This voluntary accreditation process is now available to community and other outpatient pharmacy practices with an interest in improving patient care and differentiating themselves in the marketplace. Applications for accreditation are now available on the CPPA website (PDF).
CPPA is a partnership established by NABP, the American Pharmacists Association, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to oversee accreditation of pharmacy practice sites. The CPPA standards are intended to foster pharmacy practices that provide quality, safe, and effective dispensing and/or pharmacist-provided health care services. More information about the accreditation process, including standards, a self-assessment tool, and application materials, is available on the CPPA website.