With a focus on the history of state-based medical, nursing, and pharmacy regulation in the United States, the first ever Tri-Regulator Symposium will be held October 17-18, 2012, in Washington, DC. Members from NABP, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) will participate and will also discuss current and future opportunities for inter-professional cooperation as well as the collective challenges faced by these three groups.
Attendance is limited among the three organizations. NABP will be represented by the NABP Executive Committee as well as additional representatives from member boards of pharmacy.
The Tri-Regulator Symposium is being sponsored by the Tri-Regulator Collaborative, which is composed of NABP, FSMB, and NCSBN. While each organization is autonomous with its own constituent membership, common values about public protections through state-based licensure unite the organizations for dialogue and consensus building. The members recognize that there are potential benefits to be gained by collaborating to better protect the public health, safety, and welfare. Tri-Regulator Collaborative members also recognize the value of involving a broader constituency as issues emerge and, therefore, encourage other health care regulatory representatives to participate in relevant and pertinent issues.