Most Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPA) focus on optimizing patient therapy through interdisciplinary care to provide peak service and improve quality of life and overall wellbeing.
*Note that individual State Boards of Pharmacy should be consulted to address specific legislative requirements associated with CPA development*

Essential Questions and References

Where can I find innovative CPA information and translational tools for implementing a CPA at my facility?

  1. CDC. Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPA). A Resource and Implementation Guide for Adding Pharmacists to the Care Team [Weblink]
  2. APhA Foundation:CPA and Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services. [Weblink]
  3. Law A, Gupta , Hata , Hess , Klotz , Le , et al. Collaborative pharmacy practice: an update. IPRP. 2013;:1. DOI: 10.2147/IPRP.S33507.
  4. Collaborative Practice Agreements and Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services: A resource for doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other. [Weblink]
  5. Pharmacy: Collaborative Practice Agreements to Enable Collaborative Drug Therapy Management. [Weblink]

What are key themes for successful implementation of collaborative care?

  1. American Pharmacists Association Foundation and American Pharmacists Association. Consortium Recommendations for Advancing Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services and Collaborative Practice Agreements. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2013;53: e132-e141. [PubMed]

Is there a CPA toolkit for pharmacists?

  1. National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA). Collaborative Practice Agreements: Resources and More. Post June 8, 2017. [Weblink]

What are some examples of CPAs?

  1. Collaborative Practice Agreement Sample: Montana Board of Pharmacy Regulations [Weblink]

What is the Scope of Practice for pharmacists who practice within the Veteran’s Health Administration?

  1. VHA Handbook 1108:11(1): Clinical Pharmacy Services. [Weblink]
  2. Review of Mental Health Clinical Pharmacists in Veterans Health Administration Facilities. [Weblink]

Are there state laws regarding CPAs?

  1. Select Features of State Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Laws. [Weblink]