The objective of the proposed demonstration project is to examine the feasibility of having a community pharmacist in rural Minnesota establish a consulting relationship with a county jail to provide Tele-MTM consulting services to adult inmates and to provide pharmacotherapy consults to jail staff. A Spring, 2016 University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy survey of Minnesota county jails revealed that although many jails obtain medications for inmates through local pharmacies, jail staff responsible for managing inmate medications would oftentimes benefit from consulting with a pharmacist, particularly for inmates who have mental illness. The remote site will be a rural county jail. The MTM provider will be Ms. Laura Schwartzald, R.Ph., who co-owns GuidePoint Pharmacies in several rural Minnesota towns and is certified by the MN Department of Human Services as an MTM provider.
Ph.D., BCPS, FAPhA
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy