Maine Revised Statutes

§13841. Authority

1. Engage in collaborative drug therapy management.  A pharmacist licensed in this State who meets the qualifications and requirements of section 13842 and rules adopted by the board may engage in collaborative drug therapy management pursuant to a collaborative practice agreement with a practitioner.
[ 2013, c. 308, §4 (NEW) .]
2. Scope of authority.  A pharmacist engaging in collaborative drug therapy management pursuant to subsection 1 is entitled to adequate access to a patient's history, disease status, drug therapy and laboratory and procedure results and may:
A. Collect and review a patient's history; [2013, c. 308, §4 (NEW).]
B. Obtain and check vital signs; [2013, c. 308, §4 (NEW).]
C. Order and evaluate the results of laboratory tests directly related to drug therapy under the supervision of, or in direct consultation with, a practitioner and in accordance with approved protocols applicable to the practice setting and when the evaluation does not include a diagnostic component; and [2013, c. 308, §4 (NEW).]
D. Initiate, monitor, modify and discontinue drug therapy for a particular patient pursuant to the collaborative practice agreement with a practitioner who is treating the patient, as long as the action is reported to the practitioner in a timely manner as determined by rules adopted pursuant to section 13846. [2013, c. 308, §4 (NEW).]
[ 2013, c. 308, §4 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2013, c. 308, §4 (NEW).