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2017 Pharmacy Legislative Day

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is hosting its annual Pharmacy Legislative Day in Harrisburg on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The theme for the day is "Putting Patients First." Attend and talk with Pennsylvania’s representatives and senators about the issues that affect you and the patients you serve!

Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy student are encouraged to attend and schedule appointments with their state legislators. PPA will provide background information and talking points on our issues, directions, Capitol Building maps, and much more. It is extremely important that you make an effort to attend!

Please contact PPA at ppa@papharmacists.com with any questions.


The 2017 Pharmacy Legislative Day is proudly sponsored by:

Diamond Sponsors

Independent Pharmacy Buying Group (IPBG)

Pharmacists Mutual

Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC)

Platinum Sponsor Value Drug Company
Gold Sponsor Keystone Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance


Schedule for the Day

 Time  Event
8:00 AM Arrival
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Student Displays and Screenings
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Legislative Appointments
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Rally in the Rotunda
2:45 PM Group Picture



Tours of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building


This year PPA was unable to book large tours exclusively for our group. However, the Capitol Building is worth seeing. Take a 30-minute guided tour of "the handsomest building" President Theodore Roosevelt ever saw!


Capitol Tour Guides are available to point out the architectural and artistic highlights, and to make the Capitol's history come alive for you. Tours are offered every half hour from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Simply go to the Visitors Desk in the main rotunda to explore joining a tour.



Legislative Appointments

Click here to view a full list of scheduled legislative appointments as of March 27, 2017.


We are continuing to schedule legislative appointments and update this list. Be sure to check back frequently to see if any information has changed. If you have made appointments, separate from those on this list, please let us know.






Issue Briefings

  • Pharmacists:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM

 Dial-In: 641-552-9167 ; Access Code: 689318

  • Students:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM

 Dial-In: 641-552-9167 ; Access Code: 689318



Hotel Rooms

PPA has a limited number of rooms blocked at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg for the night of Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The following rates have been negotiated:

  • Two Double Beds - $109/night
  • One Queen Bed - $119/night
  • One King Bed - $129/night

Reservations can be made online (click here and use Block Code PPP) or by calling 717-234-5021 and ask for the PA Pharmacists Association room block. Reservations must be made by Sunday, March 19, 2017.



Packets of Information

Attendees will receive one attendee packet upon arrival that will include all of the information you need to know about the issues including bill numbers, sponsors, and legislator committee assignments. The packets will also contain meeting feedback reporting sheets. Please complete a report on each of your legislative visits. 

You also will receive a legislator leave-behind packet for each meeting you attend. We will have one leave behind packet for each legislator. If you are going to a meeting as part of a group – please designate one person to be in charge of getting the leave behind from the registration desk. The legislator packet will contain Issue Briefs and other information. The packet is to be left behind for each legislator after your meeting.


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