KPhA Board of Directors Approves Recommendations on Workplace Environment
KPhA members and guests took part in a virtual town hall yesterday to review and comment on proposed recommendations from KPhA for presentation to the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy. Questions and comments were received on three proposed recommendations as drafted by the KPhA Pharmacy Work Environment Advisory Committee. The committee, created in July 2021, reviewed ongoing patient safety and workplace issues such as chronic understaffing and ever-demanding performance metrics. The KPhA Board of Directors requested that the committee review any progress made in other states and offer solutions for consideration by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy.
The KPhA Board of Directors met immediately following the town hall to deliberate on the final position and recommendations from the Association. In the end, the Board approved all three recommendations with a significant amendment to one of the recommendations.
The highlights of each recommendation are below and the final version of the complete recommendations can be viewed here.
- To redefine “unprofessional or unethical conduct” to include pharmacy permit holders
- To determine quantitative measures of the maximum productivity of a pharmacist not to be exceeded to maintain patient safety
- To develop a standardized form available to pharmacists, technicians, and interns to report staffing and workload concerns
Remember, KPhA members have the added benefit of serving on a committee of their choice. If there is an issue encompassing our pharmacy profession that you would like more direct involvement with, join KPhA today and let your voice be heard.
Have a safe and relaxing 4th of July Holiday weekend.