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Credentialing and privileging for clinical pharmacists

Written by: Janet P. Engle Pharm.D., FCCP; Travis B. Dick Pharm.D.; MBA Ginelle Bryant Pharm.D.; Alana Ciolek Pharm.D.; M. Lynn Crismon Pharm.D., FCCP; Justin D. Fisher Pharm.D.; Sean Lasota Pharm.D.; Andrea Sikora Newsome Pharm.D.; Kimberly Thrasher Pharm.D. FCCP;
Published on: Jan 5, 2021

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2019 Certification Affairs Committee was charged with writing a white paper to provide a road map for developing initial and ongoing credentialing and privileging processes for clinical pharmacists.

After extensively reviewing the literature, the committee prepared a framework to support organizations in implementing credentialing and privileging programs.

This document contains definitions, principles, and a suggested process for credentialing; organizational costs of credentialing and privileging; and barriers associated with the process.

Finally, resources are provided to help the reader establish a credentialing and privileging process.