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PPA Legislative Issues



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.


For more information on the Pennsylvania Community Pharmacy Caucus, please click here.


PPA's Priority Legislative Bill

Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Registration, Generic Drug Pricing Transparency, Pharmacy Audit Integrity and PACE Reimbursement - Act 169 of 2016

This bill would require pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to register with the Pennsylvania Department of Insurnace, provide generic drug pricing transparency to pharmacies, establish uniform and fair standards in the auditing of pharmacy claims and rebalances PACE reimbursement. Read more...


Other Legislative Issues

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!


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