Collaborative Pharmacy Practice
Steps to enter into a Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Agreement
Step 1. Fill out the initial eligibility request form and submit online to the Board of Pharmacy (wvbop.com) with satisfactory documentation of eligibility requirements (found in section 3.4.3 a, b, or c below). This eligibility form shall be accompanied by a $50 fee paid to the Board of Pharmacy online.
- After initial verification is received and the Board of Pharmacy verifies the pharmacist to be eligible, the Board of Pharmacy will send pharmacist a confirmation letter.
Step 2. After receipt of the confirmation letter, the pharmacist is to complete the collaborative pharmacy practice notification form with the physician(s).
Step 3. The collaborative pharmacy practice notification form must be submitted online to the Board of Pharmacy (wvbop.com) WITH the pharmacist’s initial verification confirmation letter and shall be accompanied by a $50 fee paid to the Board of Pharmacy online.
Step 4. Once the Board of Pharmacy receives and verifies a complete practice notification, it is effective and remains valid until the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement terminates and is not subject to renewal or renewal fees.
§11-8-3. Requirements for Collaborative Pharmacy Practice.
3.1. Pharmacists and physicians may engage in collaborative pharmacy practice in accordance with the provisions of this rule.
3.3. A physician’s eligibility to serve as a collaborating physician may be verified through information available on the websites of the Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Physicians who are eligible to collaborate with pharmacist shall ensure that pharmacy collaboration remains within:
3.3.1. The medical specialty and scope of the physician’s practice; and
3.3.2. The education, training and experience of the collaborating pharmacist.
3.4. The Board of Pharmacy shall verify a pharmacist's eligibility to enter into collaborative pharmacy practice agreements AFTER receipt of an initial eligibility verification request which is accompanied by satisfactory documentation that the pharmacist:
3.4.1. Has an unrestricted and current license to practice as a pharmacist in West Virginia;
3.4.2. Has at least one million dollars of professional liability insurance coverage; and
3.4.3. Meets one of the following eligibility criteria:
3.4.3.a. The pharmacist earned a Certification from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, or has completed an American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency program and two years of experienced verified by the Board of Pharmacy;
3.4.3.b. The pharmacist successfully completed the course of study and holds an academic degree of Doctor of Pharmacy and has three years of clinical experience verified by the Board of Pharmacy 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
3.4.3.c. The Pharmacist successfully completed the course of study and holds the academic degree Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and has five years clinical experience verified by the Board of Pharmacy 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.
3.5. Eligible pharmacists and physicians may enter into collaborative pharmacy practice agreements in any practice setting. Collaborative pharmacy practice agreements must contain all required elements set forth in section 4 of this rule.
3.6. Prior to initiating practice related to a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement, the parties MUST file a complete practice notification with the Board of Pharmacy.
3.7. A practice notification shall be submitted on a form approved by the boards and shall be accompanied by a $50 fee payable to the Board of Pharmacy. The practice notification form shall be published on the boards’ websites.
3.9. A complete practice notification is effective upon filing by the Board of Pharmacy and remains valid until the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement terminates and is not subject to renewal or renewal fees.
3.11. Within 5 business days of receiving a complete, valid practice notification, the Board of Pharmacy shall confirm receipt to the collaborating pharmacist and provide a copy to the collaborating physician’s licensing Board of Medicine or Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Within 5 business days of receipt of the practice notification from the Board of Pharmacy, the Board of Medicine or Board of Osteopathic medicine shall notify the collaborating physician.