Tennessee Pharmacists Association

The full Senate will vote on the Collaborative Pharmacy Practice legislation (Senate Bill 1992) during the session that begins TOMORROW, April 3, at 9:00 a.m. Central. CLICK HERE to find out who your Senator is and how to contact him or her.

TAKE ACTIONIt is urgent that all pharmacists contact their Senators TODAY and get their commitment to SUPPORT Senate Bill 1992 when it comes before the full Senate tomorrow. COME TO NASHVILLE: Plan to come to Nashville tomorrow to support Senate Bill 1992. A room full of pharmacists makes a big difference! Information about the Collaborative Pharmacy Practice legislation follows: COLLABORATIVE PHARMACY PRACTICE: SB 1992 Overbey, McNally, Haile, Crowe, Yager/HB 2139 Shepard, Odom, Ramsey, Sexton – Amends the Tennessee Pharmacy Practice Act to authorize collaborative pharmacy practice. Amends Title 63, Chapter 10, Chapter 6, and Chapter 9. MESSAGE: Support passage of SB 1992 and HB 2139 as amended.

  • PURPOSE:  This bill amends the Tennessee Pharmacy Practice Act in Title 63 Chapter 10 to facilitate collaboration of pharmacists with physicians and other prescribers as members of patient care teams to improve coordination and efficiency in the delivery of quality patient care services and health outcomes in Tennessee.
  • WHO SUPPORTS: The Tennessee Pharmacists Association has worked over six months with the Tennessee Medical Association in developing this legislation.  It is supported by the Tennessee Medical Association and the Tennessee Hospital Association and has been approved by the Tennessee Nursing Association.
  • BACKGROUND:  The proposed changes in the Pharmacy Practice Act would bring Tennessee in line with 44 other states and the District of Columbia which have already enacted legislation permitting Collaborative Pharmacy Practice between pharmacists and other health care providers.
    • Collaborative Pharmacy Practice has been shown to:
      • Support team-based care
      • Enhance the efficient delivery of patient care services
      • Enhance safety and quality of care
      • Produce annual health care savings

Thank you for your involvement in this critical issue!