USP Delays Implementation of Chapters <795>, <797>, and <825>
Due to USP receiving appeals on certain provisions of chapters <795>, <797>, and <825>, the official implementation of these chapters will be delayed while the appeals are considered. In the interim, the currently official chapters of <795> (revised in 2014) and <797> (revised in 2008) will remain official. The new official date for <795>, <797> and <825> will be June 1, 2020 if USP denies all appeals; if USP does not deny one or more of the appeals, the official date will be a later, yet-to-be determined date. Please keep a close eye on future issues of FastFacts for updates.
Chapter <800> was not the subject of appeals and its official date remains December 1, 2019. Please note that the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board has not adopted <800> into state regulations, but pharmacies may need to follow <800> for other regulators.
2019 WPQC Awards
During the PSW Annual Meeting earlier this month, PSW recognized outstanding participants in the Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative (WPQC). One pharmacist and one pharmacy received the WPQC Innovation Award and two pharmacists received the WPQC Engagement Award for their work in the WPQC program this year. The Innovation Award honors pharmacists and practices who have been engaged in WPQC while also demonstrating a passion for innovation. The WPQC Engagement Award honors pharmacists and practices who have been engaged in multiple facets of WPQC. This year's awardees have exemplified engagement with the Medicaid MTM program and with the other programs that WPQC supports.
WPQC Innovation Awards
Abbi Linde, Beaver Dam Hometown Pharmacy
Streu’s Pharmacy (Green Bay)
WPQC Engagement Awards
Karen Roby, Mount Horeb Pharmacy
Brad Spross, Lakeside Pharmacy (Antigo)
PSW thanks everyone that participates in the WPQC program for their continued support and perseverance in practice advancement. To read more about the awardees, click here.