Successful candidates who meet two of the three criteria and apply with the California State Board of Pharmacy to become an APh are authorized to:
Perform patient assessments,
Order and interpret drug therapy-related tests in coordination with a patient’s primary care provider or diagnosing prescriber to monitor patient progress,
Refer patients to other health care providers,
Participate in the evaluation and management of diseases and health conditions in collaboration with other health care providers,
In accordance with a protocol with a physician or facility, a pharmacist may initiate, adjust, and discontinue drug therapy upon referral from a patient’s treating prescriber when necessary and medically appropriate.