Board of Pharmacy Model Rules – NABP (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy)


The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy:

Founded in 1904, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) aims to ensure the public’s health and safety through its pharmacist license transfer and pharmacist competence assessment programs, as well as through its VIPPS, VAWD, and DMEPOS accreditation programs.

NABP’s member boards of pharmacy are grouped into eight districts that include all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, Bahamas, and all 10 Canadian provinces. The Association is governed by its Executive Committee, whose officers and members are elected during the Association’s Annual Meeting.

The Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (Model Act) provides the boards of pharmacy with model language that may be used when developing state laws or board rules. The Model Act is updated every August.

ASCP has worked with NABP over the years to include model rules for long-term care pharmacies and has encouraged state boards of pharmacy to adopt these rules. ASCP made a presentation to the NABP in August 2017 of some proposed revisions to the standing Model Rules. The new 2018 model language adopted by the NABP is compared to the proposed language presented by the ASCP-NABP Task Force in this chart. The language proposed by ASCP was largely adopted by the NABP. All in all, the language changes adopted by the NABP will be of significant benefit to our long-term care pharmacist members who are working with local State Boards of Pharmacy to adopt these changes.

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