Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy have joined together for this special advocacy day to inform you of crucial legislation impacting pharmacy practice. Pharmacy Student Legislative Day is designed to develop open dialogue between student pharmacists and lawmakers.
Student Pharmacy Legislative Day has reached capacity and online registration is no longer available. To be placed on a waiting list, please call the OPA office at 614-389-3236.
Be a part of the important process that will shape our profession.
Student Legislative Day is an advocacy event that allows student pharmacists to meet with legislators to educate them about the value of pharmacists in the world of health care. You will learn about the latest legislative issues in the Ohio Statehouse, learn how to effectively communicate those issues, hear from the legislators themselves, and have a chance to individually visit the offices of legislators. This program will allow you to learn and become involved in the issues impacting Ohio pharmacy practice. We’ll discuss MAC pricing legislation, provider status, modifications to the consult agreement, medication synchronization, and other critical pharmacy issues.
There are big pharmacy issues coming up: expanding pharmacy pricing standards, provider
status, consult agreements and more!
We need your help to stand up for pharmacists!
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus, 43215.
The schedule will be as follows:
|8:30 am||Registration: 75 E. State St., Columbus, 43215|
|9:15 am||Become a Legislative Expert session|
|10 am||Legislative Leaders Forum|
|12 pm||Legislative Briefing on Pharmacy Issues|
|1:30-3:30 pm||Meet with your Legislators|
|3:30 pm||Legislative Day Report|
Additional details may be found using the following link:
2015 Pharmacy Student Legislative Day Brochure.pdf
OPA will schedule appointments with your State Representative and/or State Senator. In these meetings, you have the opportunity to discuss critical pharmacy issues with your elected officials. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to tour the Ohio Statehouse and/or observe House/Senate sessions or committee meetings!