Governance

SPCB is a 501(c)6 not for profit organization governed by Board of Directors that includes representation from Specialty Pharmacists, Physicians, Corporations, Educators, Nurses, and a Public Member. Board Members are selected through a nomination process and serve three year terms of office.

Standing SPCB Committees include Finance, Nominating, Professional Practice & Discipline, and Examination Development.

SPCB Board Composition

  • 8 Certified Board Directors who are Specialty Pharmacist subject matter experts
  • 1 Physician Board Director defined as a Physician Medical Director from a Health Plan
  • 1 Public Board Director defined as a public representative with no stakeholder or related stakeholder interests to any specialty pharmacy or healthcare organization
  • 1 Corporate Director defined as a subject matter expert from a Pharmaceutical Manufacturer that manufactures Specialty Pharmaceutical Products
  • 1 Education Director defined as a subject matter expert from an academic, educational, or pharmaceutical research oriented institution
  • 1 Nurse Director defined as a Specialty Nurse subject matter expert

The SPCB Executive Director serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board and all SPCB Committees. The Executive Director of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) may serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board to facilitate communication between the SPCB and the NASP.

Qualifications

Certified Board Directors

Any Specialty Pharmacist or related Specialty Pharmacy Professional shall be eligible for nomination as a Certified Board Director who:

  • Has been a pharmacist or related Specialty Pharmacy professional in a specialty area in which the SPCB offers a certification program, for at least five years prior to election
  • Is in good standing with the SPCB
  • Demonstrates experience with oversight boards and/or pharmacy leadership functions.

Public Member

Any member of the Public who is not qualified to be Certified Specialty Pharmacist and meets the Public Member qualifications established by SPCB in its policies and procedures shall be eligible for appointment as a Public Board Director. The Public Board Director will be selected to represent the interest of the Public in health and safety through a willingness to be a public advocate for consumers of pharmaceutical products.

Physician Board Director

Any person shall be eligible for appointment as a Physician Board Director who meets all of the following:

  • Is licensed as a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy, and whose license is in good standing,  in the United States;
  • Is currently recognized in good standing within his/her profession;
  • Demonstrates interest in health and safety through a willingness to be a physician medical advocate for consumers of pharmaceutical products;
  • Does not hold elected or appointed office on a state, provincial or national regulatory board; and;
  • Demonstrates experience with oversight boards and/or leadership functions.

Corporate Board Director

Any person shall be eligible for appointment as a Corporate Board Director who meets all of the following:

  • Is presently or formerly responsible for the manufacturing, distributing, and marketing/educating of specialty pharmaceutical products to specialty pharmacies, wholesalers, or patients.
  • Has a present or former corporate relationship with the specialty pharmacy profession;
  • Demonstrates interest in health and safety through a willingness to be a corporate advocate specialty pharmaceuticals
  • Does not hold elected or appointed office on a state, provincial or national regulatory board; and;
  • Demonstrates experience with oversight boards and/or leadership functions.

Educational Board Director

Any person shall be eligible for appointment as an Educational Board Director who meets all of the following:

  • Is presently or formerly a member of the academic community;
  • Demonstrates interest in health and safety through a willingness to be an educational advocate for specialty pharmaceuticals;
  • Does not hold elected or appointed office on a state, provincial or national regulatory board; and;
  • Demonstrates experience with oversight boards and/or leadership functions.