Coalition for the Advancement of Pharmacy Technician Practice

OUR MISSION:
The Coalition was developed with a focus of bringing pharmacy technician organizations and associations together to support the efforts of advancing pharmacy technicians, during the current health crisis and beyond. The Coalition will advocate to expand CPhT’s scope of practice and encourage state Board of Pharmacies to authorize technicians to do so.

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Our Objectives

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Advocate and Support

Advocate and support the expansion of pharmacy technician's scope of practice and elevation of the profession.

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Educate and Interact

Educate and interact with industry leaders, legislators and state BOPs about the goals of the coalition.

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Expand Technician Scope

Secure attendance/agenda items at state specific BOP to introduce language in support of expanded technician scope, with an immediate focus on increasing the number of states that allow technician administered immunization.

Our Partners

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Our Engagement & Outcomes

The Coalition works to advocate for pharmacy technicians across the country. If there are technician efforts within your state or state Board of Pharmacy that you would like the coalition to support, please contact us discuss the opportunity. Below, is a list of events/states in which the coalition will be engaged in both formal and informal discussions.

Nevada BOP Meeting

The Nevada BOP met on September 3rd to discuss proposed language regarding the allowance of pharmacy technician administered immunization. The Coalition for the Advancement of Pharmacy Technician Practice submitted the following letter of support (below) for the proposed language and provided public comment on the topic. The BOP voted in support of and approved the proposed language. A copy of the proposed language can be found below.

Proposed Language

Nevada Technician Immunization Coalition Support Letter

Colorado
The Colorado BOP is scheduled to meet on September 16. Various pharmacy stakeholders have requested that the Board discuss the delegation of immunization administration to trained pharmacy technicians and to potentially amend 3 CCR 719-1-19.00.00.  The Coalition has submitted the following letter of support (below) in favor of the Board addressing this topic. A representative of The Coalition will also be in attendance at the BOP meeting to provide public comment if applicable.

 

Colorado Pharm Tech Immunization Coalition Support Letter

Nebraska

The Board met on 9.21.2020 with a discussion item about technician immunization on the agenda (attached). The Board will dig further into the current Pharmacist Practice Act, to get a legal interpretation,  to determine if technician administered immunization is an allowable task within the state. More information at upcoming meetings.

See the meeting's full agenda

New Mexico

Coming soon

South Dakota 
Coming soon
Arizona
Coming soon
NCPA Annual Meeting
Coming Soon

Want to join or support the coalition?

Contact Jessica Langley, MS, Exec. Director of Education & Advocacy - NHA

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Our Resources

Want access to news and research that speaks to the advancement of pharmacy technician practice? Check out the following resources promoting the value of pharmacy technicians as a member of the pharmacy workforce and the importance of expanded duties. 

National Pharmacy Technician Coalition Press Release

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OnScript Pharmacy Technician Podcast

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Pharmacy Times Pharmacy Technician Resource Center

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Q&A with Jessica Langely and Pharmacy Times

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2020 access Pharm Tech Research

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Expanding the Role of Pharmacy Technicians

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