April 24, 2017
BOARD OF PHARMACY EXECUTIVE EMERITUS DAVID R. WORK PASSES AWAY.
David R. Work, who served as the Board’s Executive Director from 1976 to 2006, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. David is remembered, and will be forever remembered, as one of the giants of North Carolina pharmacy.
David’s influence ranged far beyond North Carolina. His years of service to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, including as President, allowed him to help craft the future of the profession at the national and international level. Visitation will be Friday, April 28 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Walker's Funeral Home, 120 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. A graveside service will be at 11:00am on Saturday at the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, 351 South Road, Chapel Hill
April 18, 2017
NC Pharmacy Legislative Issues Update
Expansion of Collaborative Practice Authority
The Legislators have been on a short break and are returning to session tomorrow. As most of you know NCAP has been working towards getting a bill introduced to help expand our collaborative practice authority. We are seeking to bring about changes that would make it easier for physicians and pharmacists to work together under collaborative practice agreements. These changes would broaden the use of clinical pharmacist practitioners in health systems as well as help expand collaborative care into the community setting, where to date very few clinical pharmacist practitioners work despite our current statute dating back to 1999.
Currently, NCAP lobbyist Tony Adams is working very hard to garner sponsorship to introduce our bill. Rep. Greg Murphy in the NC House is the only physician in the legislature and unfortunately he remains opposed. We are calling on pharmacists and physicians who currently work via collaborative agreement to call or write Rep. Murphy to share your experiences and to convey why the expansion of collaborative practice is important to patient care.
The Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act (H 243/S175)
H.243 passed the House in unanimous vote last week and has been referred to the Senate where it has been assigned to the Rules Committee. NCAP is in support of this bill and requests that members reach out to their legislators in the NC Senate to ask for their support of S.175. Visit the Government Affairs tab on the NCAP website for more information about this bill.
The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act (H466 / S384)
Both the House and Senate versions are to be reviewed in Committee this week. These bills address PBM regulations and contain much needed consumer protections as well as pharmacist/pharmacy protections from unfair business practices that are harming both community and long term care patients and pharmacies. The bills have opposition from pharmacy benefit management companies and the large lobbying firm McGuireWoods is actively working against these bills. Now is the time for pharmacists to speak out by contacting their NC representative and senator to garner support for H.466 and S.384, respectively.
Require Criminal Background Check / Pharmacist Licensure (S104)
This bill has passed the Senate Health Care Committee and has been re-referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. If it successfully gets through this Committee, the bill will be sent on to the Rules Committee. NCAP is in support of this bill.
April 3, 2017
Executive Director Shelton to present with Jay Campbell, Executive Director for the Board of Pharmacy tomorrow evening in a UNC live stream webinar entitled "2017 Updates on North Carolina Pharmacy" from 6:30-8:30. Click here for more information.
March 30, 2017
New Opportunities for Pharmacists in Community Practice
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March 14, 2017
SAVE THE DATE!
2017 NCAP Annual Convention
September 22-24, 2017
Benton Convention Center
Winston Salem NC
More Details To Come