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 Board’s of Pharmacy should be consulted to address specific legislative requirements associated with CPA development.

  • Where can I find innovative CPA information?1-3
  • What are key themes for successful implementation of collaborative care?4
  • Is there a CPA toolkit for pharmacists?5-6
  • Are there any examples of CPAs?7
  • What is a Scope of Practice within the Veteran’s Health Administration?8


  1. CDC. Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements. A Resource and Implementation Guide for Adding Pharmacists to the Care Team [Weblink]
  2. APHA Foundation. Collaborative Practice Agreements (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. 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]
  5. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Collaborative Practice Agreements and Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services: A Resource for Pharmacists. [Weblink]
  6. Collaborative Practice Agreements: Resources and More. [Weblink]
  7. Collaborative Practice Agreement Sample: Montana Board of Pharmacy Regulations [Weblink]
  8. VHA Handbook 1108:11(1): Clinical Pharmacy Services. [Weblink]