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TITLE: Multistate Licensure

WHEREAS, other health professions have developed infrastructure for multistate compacts for license portability to increase access to care; and

WHEREAS, NABP convened the Task Force on Mutual-Recognition Licensure and published its report in September 2018, which recommended examining enhancements to the current license transfer system that will address changes in practice and evaluate license portability; and

WHEREAS, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has demonstrated the need for interstate portability of pharmacist licensure and interstate practice; and

WHEREAS, during the COVID-19 pandemic, NABP Emergency Passport was developed to facilitate states in allowing individual facilities, pharmacists, technicians, and pharmacy interns to practice on a temporary or emergency basis in accordance with state emergency orders or as otherwise determined by the board of pharmacy without obtaining additional state-specific licenses;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NABP examine the feasibility of creating a system to allow efficient interstate portability through a multistate licensure compact.

(Resolution passed at the 118th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.)