An Assessment of State Board of Pharmacy Legal Documents for Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Ford, H., Trent, S., and Wickizer, S. (2016). An Assessment of State Board of Pharmacy Legal Documents for Public Health Emergency Preparedness. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 80(2): 20.
The authors conducted a quantitative content analysis to evaluate board of pharmacy legal documents (e.g., statutes, rules, and regulations) to determine how prepared states were to expedite an effective pharmaceutical response during a public health emergency based on the 2006 Rules for Public Health Emergencies (RPHE). The authors found low preparedness levels overall and suggested that the boards of pharmacy should consider adding the eight RPHE to their state pharmacy practice acts.