Collaborative Practice Agreement Resources
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Florida Board of Pharmacy Resources

Visit the Florida Board of Pharmacy website to learn more about the following:

  • Requirements to practice under a collaborative practice agreement (CPA) in the State of Florida
  • Process to apply to the Florida Board of Pharmacy for a Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Certification
  • Application Fees: Good news! There are currently no application fees.
  • Statues and Rules:
    • i. Eligibility criteria for pharmacists wishing to practice under a collaborative practice agreement and information outlining the required sections of a written CPA can be found in Section 465.1865, Florida Statutes
    • ii. A list of chronic health conditions for which a pharmacist can provide patient care services under a collaborative practice agreement can be located in Rule 64B16-31.007, F.A.C.

Requirements of CPA

  • A written collaborative practice agreement must contain the following information:
    • Name of the collaborating physician’s patient(s) for whom a pharmacist may provide services
      • The chronic health condition(s) to be managed
      • The chronic health conditions include:
        • Anticoagulation management
        • Arthritis
        • Asthma
        • Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
        • Human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome
        • Hyperlipidemia
        • Hypertension
        • Nicotine dependence
        • Obesity
        • Opioid use disorder
        • Type 2 diabetes
      • Chronic health condition(s) included in a written agreement must be appropriate to the pharmacist’s training and the services delegated to the pharmacist must be within the collaborating physician’s scope of practice
  • Specific medicinal drug(s) to be managed by the pharmacist for each patient
    • A pharmacist may not modify or discontinue medicinal drugs prescribed by a health care practitioner with whom the pharmacist does not have a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement.
    • A physician may not delegate the authority to initiate or prescribe a controlled substance as described in Section 893.03 or 21 USC Section 812 to a pharmacist
    • Circumstances under which the pharmacist may order or perform and evaluate laboratory or clinical tests
    • Conditions/events upon which the pharmacist must notify the collaborating physician and the manner and timeframe in which the notification must occur
    • Beginning and ending dates for the CPA and termination procedures, including procedures for patient notification and medical record transfers
    • A statement that the CPA may be terminated in writing by either party at any time
  • The pharmacist entering into the collaborative practice agreement must submit a signed copy of the agreement to the board before the agreement may be implemented
  • The pharmacist and collaborating physician must maintain a copy of the collaborative practice agreement at their practice site(s) and must make such agreement available to the department or board upon request
  • If a required element of a written agreement is amended after initial submission to the board, the pharmacist and collaborating physician must keep a copy of the original agreement and the written amendment for proper documentation
    • Written amendments do not need to be approved by the board
  • A written CPA will automatically terminate after 2 years if not sent to the Florida Board of Pharmacy to be renewed
  • The information highlighted above summarizes the minimum requirements to include in a written collaborative agreement per the Florida Statutes and Florida Board of Pharmacy. The example agreement included is not an approved template by the board. Final approval of a written CPA is at the discretion of the board.

Maintaining your CPA Certification on Your Florida License

  • 8-hours of Board-Approved continuing education related to collaborative pharmacy practice each biennial licensure renewal
    • Does not count towards general CE requirements for licensure renewal
    • The pharmacist must submit proof of completion to the board when applying for licensure renewal
    • If CPA certification is awarded less than 12 months from license renewal date, the 8-hour CE requirement is waived until the next licensure renewal cycle

Helpful Articles and Resources

Certification

Florida Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Certification

See the Florida Board of Pharmacy Collaborative Practice requirements, process. fees, helpful resources and states & rules.

Statutes & Constitution

2020 Florida Statutes 465.1865

See the eligibility criteria for pharmacists wishing to practice under a collaborative practice agreement and information outlining the required sections of a written CPA.

PDF

Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements

A Resource and Implementation Guide
for Adding Pharmacists to the Care Team

PDF

Collaborative Practice Agreements and Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services

A Resource for Pharmacists

Apply for Certification

Apply for your Pharmacists Collaborative Practice Certification

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