Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association will be hosting its annual
Legislative Day in Harrisburg on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Attend and
you will have the chance to meet and talk with Pennsylvania’s
Representatives and Senators about the issues that affect you as a
pharmacist and/or small business owner and that will impact the patients
you serve. These issues will include:
PBM Regulation & Transparency
Fair Pharmacy Audits
Expanded Immunization Opportunities
pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students are all encouraged to attend
and schedule appointments with their Representatives and Senators. PPA
will host briefing calls, provide background information and talking
points on our issues, directions and much more. Check this webpage
frequently as we will make continuous updates, especially closer to the
date when we know exactly which issues to advocate for and where they
are in the legislative process. It is extremely important that you make
an effort to attend!
the Pennsylvania Schools of Pharmacy will have displays showcasing
information on the value pharmacists provide and perform various health
related screenings. Information on Medication Therapy Management (MTM),
diabetes, immunizations, hypertension and other services offered by
pharmacists have been included in their displays in the East Ring
Rotunda during past Legislative Days. PPA also will arrange for group
tours of the Capitol for students. Others may join the tours upon
request and with space permitting.
are responsible for scheduling appointments with their legislators.
However, we strongly encourage small groups from counties to coordinate
these appointments and go together for maximum impact. PPA
will work to match students with pharmacists experienced in meeting
with legislators so that students may again valuable experience. Once you have scheduled a visit, please contact Don Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with your arrangements.
8:00 a.m. Approximate Arrival – East Wing Rotunda
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast – East Wing Rotunda (Legislators and staff invited)
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Screenings – East Wing Rotunda (Conducted by students)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Press Conference/Pharmacy Rally – Main Capitol Rotunda
9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - Capitol Tours (Students)
2:15-2:30 p.m. - Group Picture - East Wing Rotunda
2:45 p.m. - Depart for Home
Briefing Calls for Legislative Day:
you are planning to attend Legislative Day on April 2, it is important
that you plan to dial-in to a legislative briefing call PPA will arrange
to educate members on PPA’s legislative priorities and schedule for
Dates and times of the calls:
Tuesday, March 25, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 26, 4:00 p.m. (students)
Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. (students)
If you have any questions, please contact Don Smith at (717) 234-6151, ext. 102. We look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg on April 2!