Pharmacy commission releases patient-care document

July 15, 2014

Members of the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) recently released a new resource document that details the patient care process. The document was developed over a two-year period and aims to “promote consistency in patient care service delivery across the profession.”

Members of the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) recently released a new resource document that details the patient care process. The document was developed over a two-year period and aims to “promote consistency in patient care service delivery across the profession.”

JCPP members hope the document will be used as a framework for delivering patient care in any practice setting. It details professional standards of care for a wide array of patient care services as authorized under pharmacists’ scope of practice and delivered in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.

Started in 1977, JCPP is a forum dealing with matters of importance to pharmacy practitioners. Its members include the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American College of Apothecaries, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Liaison members include the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.