Report of the Task Force on the Regulation of Telepharmacy Practice

May 18, 2017

Topics: Committee and Task Force Reports

Introduction:

The Task Force met on October 24-25, 2016, at the DoubleTree by Hilton O’Hare Rosemont, in Rosemont, IL. This task force was established in response to Resolution 112-5-16, Task Force on Telepharmacy Practice, which was approved by the NABP membership at the Association’s 112th Annual Meeting in May 2016.

Review of the Task Force Charge:

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

  1. Examine the need for the development and adoption of licensing processes that protect the public, retain board of pharmacy jurisdiction for such practices, and allow for the development of practice models that are not unnecessarily restricted.
  2. Review existing state laws and regulations addressing telepharmacy and relevant Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (Model Act) language.
  3. Recommend revisions, if necessary, to the NABP Model Act addressing this issue.

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