Innovate with a New Practice

As the practice setting profiles on this site illustrate, the limited prescribing rights of pharmacists has forced psychiatric pharmacists to be creative when it comes to improving the lives of their patients. Even today, many members are the "first" to attempt a new model. If you have reason to believe that a certain way of delivering services will work, then there is a good chance you can make it work financially through a collaborative practice agreement or other consultancy plan if you are willing to really work at it.

Collaborative Practice Agreements

Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPAs) create formal practice relationships between pharmacists and prescribers. CPAs can benefit collaborative care delivery by identifying what functions – in addition to the pharmacist’s typical scope of practice – are delegated to the pharmacist by the collaborating prescriber, under negotiated conditions outlined in the agreement.

Explore helpful NASPA resources for developing collaborative practice agreements.