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?
- CDC. Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPA). A Resource and Implementation Guide for Adding Pharmacists to the Care Team [Weblink]
- APhA Foundation:CPA and Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services. [Weblink]
- Collaborative pharmacy practice: an update. IPRP. 2013;:1. DOI: 10.2147/IPRP.S33507..
- Collaborative Practice Agreements and Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services: A resource for doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other. [Weblink]
- Pharmacy: Collaborative Practice Agreements to Enable Collaborative Drug Therapy Management. [Weblink]
What are key themes for successful implementation of collaborative care?
- 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?
- National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA). Collaborative Practice Agreements: Resources and More. Post June 8, 2017. [Weblink]
What are some examples of CPAs?
- 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?
- VHA Handbook 1108:11(1): Clinical Pharmacy Services. [Weblink]
- Review of Mental Health Clinical Pharmacists in Veterans Health Administration Facilities. [Weblink]
Are there state laws regarding CPAs?
- Select Features of State Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Laws. [Weblink]