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Legislative Day!!  Tuesday, April 9, 2019!!!  Legislative Day!!

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is hosting its annual Pharmacy Legislative Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, PA, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Attend and talk with your legislator in a face-to-face meeting.  This is a great way to educate legislators about the important issues facing pharmacy today. Help the PPA’s legislative team advocate for pharmacy issues and the patients you serve.

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RALLY!

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOS FROM LEGISLATIVE DAY 2019!

 

       

 

      

 

Click here to watch STUDENT BRIEFING

Click here to watch the PHARMACIST BRIEFING

 

 

The 2019 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

 

Silver Sponsors

Keystone Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance

AmerisourceBergen

McKesson

HD Smith

 

Schedule for the Day

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

8:00 AM

Arrival and Registration

East Wing Rotunda & Entrance

 

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Legislative Appointments

Various Locations

 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

East Wing Rotunda

 

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Informational Displays and Health Screenings

East Wing Rotunda

9:00 AM

Group Tour of the Capitol Building

Visitors Desk

10:30 AM

 

Special Meeting with Leesa Allen

Deputy Secretary of the Department of Human

Services (must pre-register)

PPA Office

 

12:00 PM - 12:30

Pharmacy Rally / Press Conference

Main Capitol Rotunda

1:00-2:00 PM

Special Meeting with Auditor General

Eugene DePasquale (Must pre-register)

 PPA Office

1:30 PM

Group Tour of the Capitol Building

Visitors Desk Main Rotunda

 2:15 Group Photo East Wing Rotunda

3:00 PM

Buses Depart

East Wing Rotunda

 

Tours of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building

This year PPA was able to book large group tours for 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Please go to the visitors desk in the main rotunda 10 minutes prior to the tour time and let them know you are with the PPA scheduled tour.

 

If you're unable to make it for either of the group tours you can still see what President Theodore Roosevelt called "the handsomest building" he ever saw. Tour guides offer tours every half hour from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Simply go to the Visitors Desk in the Main Capitol Rotunda to explore joining a tour.

 

 

Legislative Appointments

PPA will schedule all legislative appointments.  We will place students and pharmacists together for one group legislative meeting. Please Carefully Note: Be sure to check both lists for your appointment times and locations and write them down.  PPA will not be able to tell you the time or location of your meetings on the day of Legislative Day. 

 

 

Meeting schedule with Representatives           Meeting schedule with Senators

 

 

Issues

Click on the links below for information on the issues and topics that we will be advocating during Legislative Day. 

 

Attendee Talking Points  

Immunizations

Medicaid Reform and Transparency - Senate

Medicaid Reform and Transparency - House

Medication Synchronization

 

Legislator Issue Briefs – Leave with your legislator

 

House of Representatives

Senate

Medicaid Transparency Reform

Medicaid Transparency Reform

Immunizations

Immunizations

Medication Synchronization

 

 

Special Meetings  - Must register in advance to attend

Leesa Allen - Deputy Secretary for the Department of Human Services - 10:30 AM - PPA Office

Eugene DePasquale - Auditor General - 1:00 PM - PPA Office  

 

Click here to sign up for the special meetings for students

Click here to sign up for the special meetings for pharmacists

 

Hotel Rooms

PPA has a limited number of rooms blocked at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg for the night of Monday, April 8, 2019. Click here to reserve today or call 717-234-5021 using block code PPA.

 

 

Information Packets

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.

 

You are responsible for taking note of the times and locations of your meetings.  PPA will not have that information available the day of Legislative Day.  Please put the times in your calendar or write them down. 

 

Student Bus Schedule

Western Pennsylvania

Duquesne University - Pickup at 3:50 AM

University of Pittsburgh - Pickup at 4:10 AM

 

Duquesne University - Bus 2 - Pickup at 3:50 AM

 

Eastern Pennsylvania

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy - Pickup at 5:00 AM - Depart at 5:05 AM (600 S. 43rd Street)

Jefferson College of Pharmacy - Pickup at 5:15 AM - Depart at 5:20 AM - 901 Walnut Street)

Temple University - Pickup at 5:30 AM - Depart at 5:35 - (3307 N. Broad Street)

 

LECOM & ONU - Making their own arrangements

 

Wilkes University - Making their own arrangements

 

 

Additional Resources

Parking in Harrisburg

Parkmobil app – Get the parking app and easily pay and add additional time to your meter from the convenience of your phone.

 

 

 

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