The Certified Geriatric Pharmacist credential is recognized in a number of states and countries for various purposes. The listing below is incomplete and is gradually being updated as more information becomes available. If you have information to contribute, please use this link to provide input to CCGP for listing on this page. Thanks.
The Certified Geriatric Pharmacist credential is recognized by the government of Australia as one of two pathways by which pharmacists can be authorized to be paid by the government to conduct Home Medication Reviews and Residential Medication Reviews. CCGP has a web page for Australian pharmacists with more details about this program.
The California legislature has passed a pharmacist provider-status bill, Senate Bill 493, which provides for a category of advanced practice pharmacists with expanded functions. This bill was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on October 1, 2013 and goes into effect on January 1, 2014. This new legislation mentions certification in geriatric pharmacy and CCGP has a web page about California SB 493.
The Missouri Board of Pharmacy recognizes the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist credential as one of the eligibility criteria for pharmacists to qualify for a “certificate of medication therapeutic authority from the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy to provide medication therapy services that include initiating or implementing a modification of a patient’s medication therapy or device usage.”
The Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner Act became effective in North Carolina on July 1, 2000. A Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner is defined as a "licensed pharmacist in good standing who is approved to provide drug therapy management under the direction of, or under the supervision of, a licensed physician who has provided written instructions for a patient and disease specific drug therapy which may include ordering, changing, substituting therapies or ordering tests." The Certified Geriatric Pharmacist credential is recognized as one of the credentials that may be used by a pharmacist to qualify as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in North Carolina.
The state of Washington passed pharmacist provider status legislation, ESSB 5557, that was signed into law in May 2015 by governor Jay Inslee. The legislation requires health insurance carriers to include pharmacists as network providers. The legislation provides for the creation of an advisory committee to implement details of the requirements, including development of best practice recommendations on standards for credentialing and privileging.
News story from Washington State Pharmacy Association
Text of ESSB 5557
Final Bill Report
National Recognition in the United States
The Institute for Credentialing Excellence is the national organization that represents certification bodies. CCGP is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. ICE offers accreditation of certification bodies through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). CCGP was accredited by NCCA in 2012.
The Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, along with a number of other national pharmacy organizations with interests in credentialing, have formed a coalition called the Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy. The website of the coalition has a variety of white papers and other resources related to certification and credentialing of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.