Collaborative Pharmacy Practice
§11-8-3. General Rules for Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Authority.
3.1. No pharmacist or physician may engage in collaborative pharmacy practice except in accordance with the provisions of this rule.
3.2. Any physician seeking the assistance of a pharmacist for the purpose of collaborative pharmacy practice must hold an unrestricted, active license to practice as a physician in West Virginia and the authority granted by the physician must be within the scope of the physician’s practice.
3.3. Any pharmacist seeking to assist the physician in collaborative pharmacy practice must:
a. Have an unrestricted and current license to practice as a pharmacist in West Virginia;
b. Have at least one million dollars of professional liability insurance coverage;
c. Meet one of the following qualifications, at a minimum:
A. Earned a Certification from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, is a Certified Geriatric Practitioner, or has completed an American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency program, which includes two years of experienced approved by the appropriate boards;
B. Successfully completed the course of study and holds an academic degree of Doctor of Pharmacy and has three years of clinical experience approved by the Board and has completed an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved certificate program in the area of practice covered by the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement; or
C. Successfully completed the course of study and holds the academic degree Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and has five years clinical experience approved by the appropriate boards and has completed two ACPE approved certificate programs with at least one program in the area of practice covered by the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement.
3.4. Documentation of requirements for collaborative pharmacy practice shall be submitted to and approved as satisfactory by the appropriate licensing boards with jurisdiction over the physician and pharmacist wishing to engage in collaborative pharmacy practice prior to engaging in collaborative pharmacy practice.
3.5. The approval process to engage in collaborative practice shall be:
a. The pharmacist shall submit an application for collaborative pharmacy practice to the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy with the applicable fee of $50. Upon approval of that application:
b. The pharmacist and physician shall submit the collaborative pharmacy practice protocol to the appropriate licensing board with jurisdiction over the subject physician. Upon approval of the protocol by the appropriate board, the subject pharmacist and physician may enter into collaborative pharmacy practice agreements with patients for their drug therapy management pursuant to the authorized protocol. The hospital protocol shall be submitted by the P and T committee for approval by all three boards.
6.1. Each application for collaborative pharmacy practice is subject to a $50 fee payable to the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
6.2. Each protocol is subject to a $100 processing fee payable by the physician to the appropriate board. Requested modifications in between the two-year period of existence of each protocol are subject to the fee.