Pharmacist's Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights

APhA and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) have released the Pharmacist's Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights focused on pharmacist's responsibilities and workplace expectations needed to fulfill those responsibilities.

The following have supported the Pharmacist's Fundamental Responsibilities and Rights:

  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American College of Apothecaries
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American College of Veterinary Pharmacists
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association
  • Bay Street Pharmacy
  • Belmont University College of Pharmacy
  • College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society
  • Delaware State Board of Pharmacy
  • Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association
  • Illinois Pharmacists Association
  • Kentucky Pharmacists Association
  • Larkin University College of Pharmacy
  • Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
  • Marshall University School of Pharmacy
  • Maryland Pharmacists Association
  • Mercer University College of Pharmacy
  • Michigan Pharmacists Association
  • National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
  • Nevada Pharmacy Alliance
  • New Mexico Pharmacists Association
  • Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
  • Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
  • Regis University School of Pharmacy
  • Roseman University College of Pharmacy
  • Sullivan University of College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Tennessee Pharmacists Association
  • University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy
  • University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy
  • Vermont Pharmacists Association
  • Washington State Pharmacy Association
  • William Carey University School of Pharmacy

Reference Information

APhA Community Pharmacy Workplace Summit

In February 2022, APhA convened 46 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy stakeholders and pharmacy organizations to discuss the challenges faced by community-based pharmacy personnel. The ideas and next steps generated are to serve as the foundation to jointly - employer organizations and pharmacy personnel - engage in frank and meaningful discussion to address issues in their pharmacy practice.

Read the Final Report here.

2021 APhA/NASPA National Pharmacy Workplace Survey

APhA and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) 2021 national pharmacy workplace survey was conducted to learn more about pharmacy workplace issues from pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists across all practice settings. Nearly 7,000 respondents from across the country and practice settings participated in this study.

Final Report of the National Pharmacy Workplace Survey here

Preliminary Findings from the National Pharmacy Workplace Survey can be found here .

National Consensus Conference

In 2019 APhA, along with four national pharmacy organizations, held a national consensus conference, to develop strategies that address pharmacists’ well-being and resiliency and design a path forward. The conference hosted multiple stakeholders from diverse practice perspectives.

Learn More