NABP: A Resource for the Regulation of Pharmacy Practice
NABP provides support to the state boards of pharmacy as they seek to maintain and develop rules and regulations that protect public health. In addition to working with the boards to meet the unique needs of their state, NABP provides boards with a national view of pharmacy regulation.
On an individual basis, NABP offers its member boards of pharmacy many services including testifying before state legislators, drafting amicus briefings, and providing a comprehensive Model Act and accompanying Model Rules. NABP is also available to support the state boards of pharmacy as they interface with their legislatures.
Current Issues in Pharmacy Regulation
NABP’s initiatives are based on the input of its member boards of pharmacy. Each year, NABP members come together to vote on resolutions that ultimately guide the direction of the Association. Recent resolutions addressed the topics of:
- Standards for Electronic Prescribing
- Overprescribing of Controlled Substances
- Valid Patient-Practitioner Relationships
- Pharmacy Technician Education Standards
- Prescription Monitoring Program Standards
As directed through the resolutions and approved by the NABP president, the Association convenes task forces to study pharmacy practice issues. These task forces result in recommendations that lay out a course of action for NABP. These actions include everything from working with state and federal health organizations to updating the Model Act. The Task Force to Review and Recommend Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act was held in 2011.
If you would like more information about how NABP supports the boards in government affairs activities, please e-mail NABP Government Affairs staff at email@example.com.