Resolution No. 108-6-12
Title: Regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Whereas, the activities of pharmacy benefit managers may not be specifically addressed in federal or state statutes and regulations; and
Whereas, the absence of specific federal and state regulations may leave patients without any mechanism to report concerns and problems with the activities of and pharmacy care provided by pharmacy benefit managers; and
Whereas, the audits of pharmacy records conducted by pharmacy benefit managers sometimes interpret state statutes and regulations and seek to set standards of practice without consultation with the state boards of pharmacy, sometimes in conflict with state statutes and regulations and the official interpretations of state boards of pharmacy;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that National Association of Boards of Pharmacy encourage state boards of pharmacy to consider utilizing the Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy language as the basis for legislation or regulation in the states to prohibit any actions conducted by pharmacy benefit managers that contradict or contravene the authority of state boards of pharmacy.
(Resolution passed at the NABP 108th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA)