RULE 070.00.01-012 - 09-01 - Disease State Management

RULE 070.00.01-012. 09-01 - Disease State Management

09-01-0001 -AREAS OF PRACTICE IN DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT

The Board of Pharmacy will recognize the following areas of practice in Disease State Management. This list may be expanded, as standard exams in other areas become available.

1. Asthma

2. Anticoagulation Therapy

3. Diabetes

4. Dyslipidemia

09-01-0002 -QUALIFICATIONS, RESOURCES, AND RECORD KEEPING REQUIRED FOR PRACTICING IN A DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT AREA IN ARKANSAS.

A. To obtain a credential in an area of disease state management a pharmacist must meet the following qualifications:

1. Be a licensed pharmacist in the state of Arkansas

2. Achieve a passing score on an examination approved by the Board of Pharmacy that tests for the minimum standards of competency as identified in Section 09 -01. Said examination shall be the nationally recognized standard as approved by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy.

3. Achieve a passing score on an Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy approved practical examination in the area of disease state management.

4. Complete requirements for the credential as established by a Board of Pharmacy approved credentialing organization.

B. Resource requirements for the provision of Disease State Management services shall include-but are not limited to the following:

1. Maintain a distinct area that provides privacy for the provision of disease state management services.

2. Maintain references that include a current copy/edition of applicable national practice guidelines and such other resources as may be necessary for the provision of optimal care.

3. Maintain devices, supplies, furniture, and equipment as may be needed for the provision of optimal care.

C. Record keeping requirements for Disease State Management.

The pharmacist, holding a credential in Disease State Management, shall record, maintain, and transfer data essential to the continuity of care and consistent with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations; and these records and all related files shall be available to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy inspectors and professional staff upon request. Additionally, a transferable pharmaceutical care record is to be maintained and is to include:

1. The written request for consultation from the patient's physician.

2. The physician approved protocol and/or patient care plan, which is to recognize all concomitant diseases and the patient's complete medication history/profile.

3. Pharmacy progress notes.

4. Laboratory data.

09-01-0003 -MINIMUM COMPETENCIES AND STANDARDS TO BE MET BY THE COMPETENCY EXAMINATIONS FOR DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT

A. Minimum Competencies for Pharmaceutical Care in all Disease State Management areas:

1. The pharmacist shall be capable of identifying and accessing the patient's current health status, health-related needs and problems, and desired therapeutic outcomes.

2. The pharmacist shall be capable of implementing, and evaluating a pharmaceutical care plan that assures the appropriateness of the patient's medication(s), dosing regimens, dosage forms, routes of administration, and delivery systems.

3. The pharmacist shall be capable of communicating appropriate information to the patient and/or caregiver and other health care professionals regarding prescription or non-prescription medications and/or medical devices, disease states, or medical conditions, and the maintenance of health and wellness.

4. The pharmacist shall be capable of monitoring and documenting the patient's progress toward identified endpoints and outcomes of the pharmaceutical care plan and shall intervene when appropriate.

Disease state specific competency requirements are revised periodically and are furnished at the time of application for the respective exams or upon request to the Board.

09-01-0004 NOTIFICATION OF CREDENTIAL IN DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT REQUIRED:

Every pharmacist who receives a credential in Disease State Management, from a Board approved credentialing agency, must mail a copy of the credential to the Board of Pharmacy Office-along with proof of satisfactory completion of the practical examination. Upon receipt of the credential and acceptable evidence of successful completion of the Board's practical examination, the Board's Executive Director shall cause the approval of the qualifications for the pharmacist to practice in a disease state management area and the pharmacist shall be qualified to practice in the credentialed disease state management area. The Board of Pharmacy will notify any party requesting notification that the pharmacist is so qualified.

09-01-0005 -CONTINUED COMPETENCE

The Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy may require additional training and assessment of pharmacists, who hold a credential in that Disease State.. Sufficient notice, by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, shall be given to the pharmacists holding the credential being redefined.

(Adopted 8/19/99)(Revised 8/2001)

(9/12/2001)

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