I have been involved in a collaborative practice with a psychiatrist in Madison Heights, Virginia for a number of years. It has been a rewarding experience and has improved patient care. The psychiatrist has moved to a new location in central Virginia where he primarily serves the ID population and would like me to join him in a Collaborative Practice (CP) when I leave my current position. I would like clarification that this CP is for conditions which have protocols that are accepted as the standard of care. In psychiatry and in the ID population, controlled substances , i.e gabapentin, lorazepam are accepted as the standard of care for various mental health diagnoses. I believe this is a roadblock to a successful Collaborative Practice Agreement (CPA).
In addition, due to pharmacists are not having provider status, please give guidance as to which prescribers name shall appear on the prescription label. Pharmacies have had trouble in the past getting claims through with my name.
Collaborative Practice agreements enhance positive outcomes to patient care.
Thank you for your consideration
Elisa G. Burton
The clarification with regards to the relationship of the collaborative practice agreement between the pharmacist and practitioner is clear within the proposed guidance document.