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Introduction:

The task force met on October 10-11, 2021, at NABP Headquarters in Mount Prospect, IL. This task force was established pursuant to Resolution 117-5-21, Task Force on Safety-Sensitive Measures to Review Medication Errors, which was approved by the NABP membership during the Association’s 117th Annual Meeting that was held virtually in May 2021.

Review of the Task Force Charge:

Task force members reviewed their charge and accepted it as follows:

  1. Determine ways to assist state boards of pharmacy in developing alternative regulatory approaches to review medication errors that can result in preventing future errors from occurring.
  2. Review systems that implement best practices to reduce medication errors and increase patient safety and develop recommendations regarding their use as an element of implementing a just culture regulatory approach.
  3. Amend, if necessary, the Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, to reflect the work of this task force.

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