Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Pharmacist Professional Advisory Committee

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What is NCPS?

  • In 1996, the Indian Health Service (IHS) established pharmacists as primary care providers (PCPs) to allow for privileges including prescriptive authority. The National Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Committee (NCPSC) was established by the Chief Pharmacy Officer in 1997 to provide a mechanism to assure that all Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in Federal Pharmacy display a uniform level of competency. The NCPSC strives to promote uniform clinical competency and define and recognize advanced scopes of practice for pharmacists.



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