Tennessee Pharmacists Association

October 24, 2019

Earlier this fall, TPA notified members that the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy had revised Rule 1140-15, which authorizes pharmacists to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptives in specific circumstances. TPA is pleased to offer the following training program and resources to assist pharmacists who wish to expand their practice to provide this service.

The Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) is excited to announce the release of its Pharmacist-Provided Hormonal Contraceptive Training Program. This Tennessee-specific, pharmacist-focused hormonal contraceptive training program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy and was developed with support from the schools and colleges of pharmacy in Tennessee. The training program includes an overview of Tennessee state requirements, a clinical update and review of hormonal contraceptives, and an explanation of the Tennessee-specific forms that are required by the Tennessee Department of Health.

Designed specifically with practicing pharmacists in mind, TPA’s Pharmacist-Provided Hormonal Contraceptive Training Program is offered through a series of three home-study webinars, to allow participants to complete the training on demand. The webinars focus on key aspects of hormonal contraceptive management in order to increase participants’ knowledge and comfort with all aspects of providing hormonal contraceptives to patients. Pharmacist participants will also have access to the tools and resources needed to meet all statutory and regulatory requirements of state law and the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy.

This training program is available to TPA members at a discounted rate of only $99. The rate for TPA non-members is $199.

TPA thanks Larissa N. H. Bossaer, PharmD, BCPS; Tyler S. Dougherty, BA, PharmD; Tracy R. Frame, PharmD, BCACP; McKenzie Calhoun Highsmith, PharmD, BC-ADM; Ashley Pugh, PharmD, BCACP; Cindy T. Smith, PharmD, BCPS; and Sarah Uroza, PharmD, for their work in developing this training program.

In conjunction with the release of the Pharmacist-Provided Hormonal Contraceptive training program, TPA is pleased to announce the release of the seventh in its series of pharmacy-specific, member-focused Practice-Based Resource PagesPharmacist-Provided Hormonal Contraceptives

The Pharmacist-Provided Hormonal Contraceptives resource pageexclusively for TPA members, provides pharmacists with everything needed to set up a pharmacist-provided hormonal contraceptive program at your practice site, once you’ve completed TPA’s Pharmacist-Provided Hormonal Contraceptive Training Program or another training program approved by the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy

TPA’s members-only resources on this page include:

  • A step-by-step guide to beginning a pharmacist-provided hormonal contraceptive practice
  • An algorithm to help pharmacists navigate the mandatory questionnaire provided by the Tennessee Department of Health
  • Links to applicable state laws, regulations, and procedures required for a pharmacist-provided hormonal contraceptive practice
  • A Tennessee-specific sample collaborative pharmacy practice agreement
  • Additional resources to assist members with implementation and compliance
Click on the buttons below to access the new Pharmacist-Provided Hormonal Contraceptives resource page and the other Practice-Based Resources that have been released by TPA. More resources are in development! Please let us know if you have an idea for a new resource page.

Since most of TPA’s Practice-Based Resources are available only to members, you’ll need to log in to your TPA account to access them. If you need login help, would like to comment on a resource page, or have a suggestion for a new resource, please contact TPA.

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