Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-26-.13 - Joint Committee

(1) There shall be established a Joint Committee on Pharmacy Collaborative Practice for the purpose of enabling a mechanism for the exchange of information between the Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Pharmacy on matters related to physician-pharmacist collaboration.
(2) The Joint Committee shall be composed of the following:
(a) Two (2) voting members of the Board of Medical Examiners appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Medical Examiners. For the initial term, one member shall be appointed to a term concluding on December 31, 2022, and one member shall be appointed to a term concluding on December 31, 2023. Thereafter, each appointee shall serve a term of two (2) years.
(b) The President and Vice-President of the Board of Pharmacy, or his or her appointee, the terms of which shall coincide with their term as President or Vice-President of the Board of Pharmacy.
(3) Members of the Joint Committee shall be eligible for reappointment. Should a vacancy occur on the Joint Committee, a successor shall be appointed by the original appointing authority to serve the unexpired term. The committee shall select one of its members to serve as chairperson for a one-year term. The chairperson shall alternate between a physician member of the committee and a pharmacist member of the committee.
(4) The Joint Committee shall not meet without the consent of both the Board of Medical Examiners and Board of Pharmacy unless all four (4) Joint Committee Members are present. The Chairman of the Board of Medical Examiners and the President of the Board of Pharmacy may appoint a proxy when necessary to ensure that each board is represented by two (2) Joint Committee members.
(5) The Joint Committee shall meet at least on a quarterly basis, or more or less frequently pursuant to a joint resolution by the Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Pharmacy.
(6) A member's participation in a Joint Committee meeting shall constitute official functions of and the performance of the duties of the boards and shall be eligible for the compensation, per diem, and travel allowance allowed to members of the Board of Medical Examiners under Ala. Code § 34-24-54, and members of the Board of Pharmacy under Ala. Code § 34-23-91. The Board of Medical Examiners and Board of Pharmacy shall pay compensation, per diem, and travel allowance of their respective members and shall furnish necessary clerical, legal, and administrative support for operation of the committee.
(7) The Joint Committee may exercise the following functions and responsibilities:
(a) Review and/or recommend changes to the current rules and regulations for physician-pharmacist collaboration.
(b) Discuss and/or make recommendations regarding changes to the standard protocol(s) adopted pursuant to Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-26-.12(1).
(c) Discuss and/or make recommendations regarding changes to the standard formulary(ies) adopted pursuant to Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-26-.13(1).
(d) Review and/or make recommendations regarding any expanded protocol requests made pursuant to Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-26-.12(2).
(e) Review and/or make recommendations regarding any expanded formulary requests made pursuant to Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-26-.13(2).
(f) Serve in an advisory role regarding issues related to applications for Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Agreements, required education, renewal, and other matters concerning the implementation of physician-pharmacist collaborative practice.
(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, the Joint Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity only and any recommendation made by the Committee shall be subject to approval by both the Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Pharmacy.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-26-.13
Adopted by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 11, August 31, 2021, eff. 10/15/2021.

Author: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-53; Act 2019-368 (Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-23-77) .

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