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24.174.525    DEFINITIONS

(1) "Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties" (BPS) means an independent nongovernmental certification body that provides recognition of persons involved in the advanced practice of pharmacy specialties through development and administration, a certification process that is consistent with public policy regarding the credentialing of healthcare professionals.

(2) "Clinical practice experience" means working in a pharmacy practice setting which includes at least 50 percent of time spent in:

(a) communication with healthcare professionals and patients regarding drug therapy, wellness, and health promotion;

(b) designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and modifying or recommending modifications in drug therapy to optimize patient care;

(c) identifying, assessing, and solving medication-related problems and providing a clinical judgment as to the continuing effectiveness of the therapeutic plan;

(d) conducting physical assessment applicable to the area of practice, evaluating patient problems, ordering and monitoring medications, and/or laboratory tests in accordance with established standards of practice;

(e) referring patients to other healthcare professionals as appropriate;

(f) integrating relevant diet, exercise, and other non-drug therapy with pharmaceutical care;

(g) retrieving, evaluating, utilizing, and managing data and professional resources;

(h) documenting interventions and evaluating outcomes; and

(i) integrating national standards for the quality of healthcare.

(3) "Collaborative practice agreement" is defined as set forth in ARM 24.174.524.

History: 37-7-201, MCA; IMP, 37-7-201, 37-7-306, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 2968, Eff. 12/24/10.

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