While CPAs are not a prerequisite for collaborative care, they can be used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of collaborative care delivery. If they are used to their full potential, CPAs have the opportunity to improve access to medical care, expand services available to patients, improve efficiency and coordination of care, and use the expertise of pharmacists in drug matters to complement the skills and knowledge of other members of the health team. (e) A physician or group of physicians may hire pharmacists to manage drug therapy as part of a cooperative practice agreement, in accordance with subsection a), for the benefit of a patient in this group of physicians or physicians. No retail pharmacy can employ a physician to maintain, establish or enter into a common practice agreement with a patient. There should be no requirement for a retail pharmacy to hire a physician or licensed physician to perform quality assurance examinations of its pharmacists who work in the practice of collaborative therapy. CDTM, made possible by CPAs between pharmacists and other health care providers, has been shown to be effective in improving clinical and behavioural health indicators, including blood pressure reduction, HbA1c, and LDL cholesterol levels; Improve the quality of treatment by complying with clinical guidelines by pharmacists; and improved patient awareness and adherence to medication regimens.2 “Patient,” a person who is referred by his or her primary physician to a pharmacist for management services for collaborative drug therapy from the pharmacist. The treating physician must evaluate the patient and include a diagnosis if he transfers the patient to the cooperating pharmacist. The patient is informed of the management services of pharmacotherapy in the field of pharmaceutical clients and agrees. Individual transfer and consent are recorded in the patient`s file by the pharmacist and the treating physician. This toolkit was developed by ChangeLab Solutions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) as part of a cooperation agreement with ChangeLab Solutions.