In any given legislative session, PPA may be monitoring close to 100 bills that affect pharmacy. The bills listed below as PPA's Priority Issues are the pieces of legislation for which we are strongly advocating and dedicating considerable resources. Additionally, we have highlighted other pieces of interesting or related legislation, which we are tracking and closely monitoring. At the bottom of the page is our full tracking report which is updated monthly, however, the list may not represent all legislation monitored by PPA. For other issues which may not currently be the subject of legislation, please see other issues.
It is important that as a PPA member and a constituent of your local Senator and Representative you regularly contact them regarding the issues below. Your direct contact is the most effective way in which to support PPA's efforts. Your legislator works for you! Help ensure that they are protecting your professional and business interests. Contact them today! If you are not sure who your legislator is, click here. Please feel free to contact Don Smith should you have any questions or need any assistance regarding the following issues or contacting your legislator.
For information on mail order, freedom of choice, and community access, please click here. View information Act 207 of 2012 here.
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PPA's Priority Legislative Bills
Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Registration and Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) Transparency
These bills would require pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to register with a state agency and provide maximum allowable cost list (MAC) transparency to pharmacies. Read more...
Fair Pharmacy Audits
These bills would provide for uniform and standard practices in the auditing of pharmacy claims. Read more...
These bills would provide for greater transparency of PBMs. Read more...
Other Legislative Issues
PACE/PACENET Expansion and Pharmacy Modernization
This bill would make several significant changes to the PACE statute; including increasing income limits for PACENET to allow additional enrollees and addressing the low FULs in pharmacy reimbursement. Read more...
Pharmacy Technician Registration
This bill would require pharmacy technicians to register with the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy and submit a criminal history background check. Read more...
All Other Bills Being Monitored by PPA
The document below represents a listing of all bills introduced so far in the 2015-16 legislative session that relate to pharmacy. A short summary and a link to actual bills are included. PPA is carefully watching all of these bills.
Click here to view all tracked pharmacy legislation. This report is updated monthly.
2015-16 Legislative Successes
Click here for the 2015-16 Legislative Successes.
Recap of the 2013-14 Legislative Session
How did PPA make out during the 2013-14 legislative session? View a recap of issues PPA lobbied during the course of this session and more here!