Apha Collaborative Practice Agreements

Collaborative Practice Agreements (CSAs) create a formal relationship between a pharmacist and a prescribing physician who is normally a physician, but may be a nurse or other prescribing physician. The CPA allows the prescribing physician to delegate certain patient care functions to the pharmacist, in addition to the pharmacist`s typical field of activity, on the terms negotiated under the agreement.1 A new CDC Department for the Prevention of Heart Disease and Stroke (DHDSP) outlines the initiation steps and practical elements of implementing Cooperation Agreements (CPAs). CSAs formalizing the practical relationships between prescribers and pharmacists are an increasingly common way to integrate pharmacists into team-based care. . . .