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Professional Affairs Division

Responsibilities of the Division of Professional Affairs

  • Improve and promote pharmacy practice in Health-Systems and affiliated facilities by developing position statements, standards, guidelines, competency standards, and related materials. Identify and recognize innovative practice.
  • Work cooperatively with allied organizations and other agencies to develop and promote these responsibilities. 
  • Review bi-annually existing ICHP Position Statements for the purpose of retention, revision, or deletion.
    • Develops new position statements relative to professional practice reflecting the viewpoint of the membership. 
    • Every position statement must be presented to the Board for approval. 
    • Once approved, the statements are presented at the next House of Delegates meeting for final approval. 
    • Once approved, the statements are incorporated into the policy and procedure manual.
  • Develops professional standards relative to Health-System pharmacy practice upon request.  All standards must be confirmed by the Board, approved by the House of Delegates and reviewed every two years by the Division.