The task force met on August 29-30, 2023, at NABP Headquarters in Mount Prospect, IL. This task force was established pursuant to the 2023-2024 presidential initiative of NABP President Lenora Newsome, which focuses on providing resources to support the mental health and well-being of pharmacists and pharmacy staff.
Review of the Task Force Charge:
Task force members reviewed their charge and accepted it as follows:
- Review the differences between work-induced stress that may affect mental health versus mental health conditions that are pre-existing, and how they both can create unsafe working conditions for pharmacy staff;
- Provide resources to support mental health and well-being for pharmacists and pharmacy staff; and
- Amend, if necessary, the Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (Model Act) accordingly.
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