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Resolution No: 111-4-15
Title: Task Force on Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority
Membership Vote: PASS

WHEREAS, by 2030 there will be 75 million people over the age of 65, which is a 40% increase over the current population; and

WHEREAS, there is a critical shortage of primary care practitioners in the United States; and

WHEREAS, pharmacists are the most accessible health care professionals and providers in the community; and

WHEREAS, pharmacists have been granted limited prescriptive authority in several states;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NABP convene a task force, which includes other key health care stakeholders, to explore the need for and feasibility of all states granting pharmacists limited prescriptive authority to meet existing and future patient health care needs.

(Resolution passed at the NABP 111th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA)