APhA and NASPA collaborate in development of document to facilitate discussions for change
WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) have released the Pharmacist’s Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights (Fundamentals) for public comment. The Fundamentals principles focus on pharmacists’ responsibilities and workplace expectations by addressing pharmacists’ professional responsibilities as outlined in the Oath of a Pharmacist, the Pharmacist Code of Ethics, and scopes of pharmacy practice, along with addressing essential rights to which pharmacists are entitled so that their responsibilities can be fulfilled.
The Fundamentals principles reflect the issues of concern national and state pharmacy organizations have heard expressed by pharmacy personnel. The Fundamentals principles can be used to facilitate meaningful dialogue and action among pharmacists, pharmacy personnel, and pharmacy employers to enhance the pharmacy workplace and patient safety.