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Idaho State University

2019 NABP District 6, 7 & 8 Meeting

Idaho State Board of Pharmacy and

Idaho State University Kasiska Division of Health Sciences

If you have questions regarding this continuing education program, please call the Office of Continuing Education at 208.282.2280.


All participants must register online and take a pre-test at the time of registration.




The post-test and evaluations will be available on Tuesday at the conclusion of the meeting. To receive credit, please complete within 1 week of the program.

A $50 late fee will apply if not received by October 16, 2019.

Post-Test and Evaluations



You may print handouts of the presentations here.


Conflict of Interest: The planners and presenters of this CE event have disclosed no conflict of interest, including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to these CE activities.

Can We Make Medicine More Permissionless?

Adam Thierer

Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow

This presentation will explore the concept of permissionless innovation and how it may interface with the profession of pharmacy regulation.

Learning objectives

  • Describe a method used to regulate the advancement of technology
  • Define precautionary principle
  • Discuss factors that allow pharmacy to safely advance under Permissionless Innovation

Credits: ACPE (1.00)

Achieving a Full Pharmacist Scope of Practice

Ross T. Tsuyuki, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, MSc, FCSHP, FACC, FCAHS

Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alberta

This presentation will discuss the concept and evidence for full scope of practice for pharmacists.

Learning objectives

  • Outline the components of a full scope of pharmacy practice
  • Describe the evidence for a full scope of pharmacy practice
  • Discuss solutions for moving towards a full scope of pharmacy practice

Credits: ACPE (1.00)

Lessons from Nursing: Closing the Gap in Can vs. May

Alex Adams, PharmD, MPH

Administrator, Division Financial Management

This presentation will explore the nursing profession's successful use of standard of care as a regulatory strategy.

Learning objectives

  • Differentiate “scope of practice” from “clinical ability”
  • Describe three models of regulating scope of practice: Lowest common denominator, tiered licensure, standard of care
  • Describe Idaho’s transition to “standard of care” regulation for nursing vs. pharmacy profession

Credits: ACPE (0.75)

The Great Debate: Is a “Standard of Care” Model the Right Approach to Achieve “Full” Scope of Practice and Close the Gap Between Can and May?

Tim Lynch, PharmD, MS

Board Member, Washington Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Stuart T. Williams, Attorney at Law

Board Member, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, Board Member, Minnesota Board of Medicine

Julie Akers, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy, Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Walter L. Fitzgerald, Jr. BPharm, MS, JD

Dean and Professor, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

This panel discussion will explore the intersection of standard of care and scope of practice that allow pharmacists to practice at the top of their education while maintaining safety and protection of the public health.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the risks and benefits of regulating pharmacy clinical services similarly to other healthcare professions
  • Describe the factors involved in determining a states' scope of pharmacy practice
  • Explain how the public health protection is retained under a standard of care model of regulation

Credits: ACPE (1.00)

Perspective from Nursing: the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)

Jim Puente, MS, MJ, CAE

Director, Nurse Licensure Compact

This presentation will explain how the Nurse Licensure Compact works in the areas of licensure and discipline, the impact joining the compact has on a state, and myths associated with compact participation.

Learning objectives

  • Identify licensure models that enable cross-border practice and streamline licensure processes
  • Argue the benefits of the mutual recognition model of licensure
  • Discuss limitations of the current single state model of licensure

Credits: ACPE (1.00)

Pharmacists as Independent Prescribers: Initial Considerations from Idaho State University


Jennifer L. Adams, PharmD, EdD, FAPhA

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Interprofessional Education, Clinical Associate Professor, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

Michael A. Biddle, Jr., Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

This presentation will address new opportunities, evidence, and resources for pharmacist independent prescribing in community settings, how to incorporate pharmacist prescriptive authority within pharmacy curricula and how Boards and Colleges of Pharmacy can collaborate in these efforts.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss opportunities and barriers to pharmacists' independent prescribing in a community setting
  • Describe the role of a college/school of pharmacy in supporting boards of pharmacy and future and current pharmacists with progressive, independent prescribing practices
  • Using the example of Idaho independent prescribing laws, describe curricular strategies for training students for independent prescribing in the community setting

Credits: ACPE (1.00)