The NDPhA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of officers and representatives from each of the eight districts designated by the Association. The board meets at least two times each year along with leaders of other pharmacy organizations in the state. Objectives of the NDPhA are carried out through district organizations, appointed committees, and the office of the Executive Vice President.
North Dakota Pharmacists Association Bylaws (click to open pdf document)
Active Membership of the NDPhA includes all pharmacists that have elected to join the association. Membership insures that member pharmacists have access to up-to-date information about changes in pharmacy practice and have a voice in governing the NDPhA. Associate Membership is open to other persons interested in advancing the profession of pharmacy. This membership provides persons with all the rights and privileges of active membership with the exception of voting. Associate membership is an excellent way to keep up with the dynamic changes that the profession is making. Use the Associate Membership form to become a member of the NDPhA. Student Membership is open to students registered in an accredited College of Pharmacy, upon application and payment of dues to a student chapter recognized by the Board of Directors. Contact the NDPhA for details.
Mission Statement for
The Profession of Pharmacy in North Dakota
Pharmacy in North Dakota exists as a force in society for the safe, rational, and cost effective use of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Through the provision of pharmaceutical care, the profession is responsible for the appropriate use of medications and devices to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. The profession endeavors to enhance the pharmacist’s ability to provide pharmaceutical care as primary health care provider and to further the public’s recognition of the profession’s value.
Pharmacy is a service profession. The philosophy of pharmaceutical care focuses on the patient as the beneficiary of pharmacists’ activities. the responsible provision of pharmaceutical therapy for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes is intended to improve patients’ quality of life.
Our profession acknowledges and pursues the highest ethical standards in all endeavors. Honesty and integrity guide all interactions with patients, other health practitioners, and the general public.
Our profession requires that pharmacists possess the knowledge and skills to practice pharmacy as contemporary defined.
A profession that is recognized as a primary health care provider capable of responding to society’s health care needs.