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OPA/OSHP Pharmacy Legislative Day

March 7, 2006 - Riffe Center, Columbus

Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Riffe Center
77 South High Street

Presented by:
the Ohio Pharmacists Association and the
Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists


The Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists have joined together to sponsor this program to inform you of crucial legislation involving pharmacy. You will learn how to make your voice heard in Ohio's political arena, and find out how important it is to keep your legislators informed about the pharmacy issues before them. Prior to the CE program, we will be sponsoring health screenings for legislators and their aides to showcase the value of pharmacist services.

This program is targeted to all Ohio pharmacists. At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
  • analyze the legislative process and the importance of being involved in your association
  • describe how to effectively communicate with and educate your legislators;
  • explain the importance of getting acquainted with legislative staff;
  • identify current legislative and regulatory issues impacting the practice of pharmacy;
  • summarize recent changes in Ohio State Board of Pharmacy rules; and
  • apply the new rules to the practice of pharmacy.

    Registration Fee:
    OPA or OSHP Member$69

    Driving directions, where to park, and a list of downtown hotels will be sent with your confirmation when you register for Pharmacy Legislative Day.

    Questions? Contact OPA at 614.586.1497 or

    Invited Speakers
    Governor Bob Taft
    Representative Jon Husted

    (R-Kettering), Speaker of the House
    Senator Bill Harris (R-Ashland)
    Senate President
    Senator Kevin Coughlin (R-Cuyahoga Falls), Chair, Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee
    Representative John White, (R-Kettering), Chair, House Health Committee
    Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville)
    Representative Shawn Webster (R-Hamilton)

    Mark Keeley, R.Ph.
    Legislative Affairs Administrator, Ohio State Board of Pharmacy

    Pharmacy Continuing Education
    Pharmacists can earn 4.5 hours (0.45 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit at the 2006 Pharmacy Legislative Day.
    129-999-06-014-L040.35 CEU
    129-999-06-015-L03*0.1 CEU
    *approved for one hour of Ohio jurisprudence continuing education credit

    This seminar is targeted to all pharmacists and to pharmacy students. To receive CE credit, pharmacists must complete and return the signed CE form distributed at the program. Statements of CE credit will be mailed within 4 weeks.

    The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


    10:30 a.m.Health Screenings
    Blood Pressure
    Bone Density

    12:30 p.m.Program Registration

    1:00 p.m.How to Effectively Communicate with Your Legislators
    Ernest Boyd, Pharmacist
    OPA Executive Director
    Kelly Vyzral
    OPA Director of Government Affairs
    This sesson will update you on the most effective way to communicate with your legislators and how to educate them on pharmacy practice. In addition, current and pending legislation will be discussed.

    2:00 p.m.
    Update on State Laws, Rules and Legislation
    Mark Keeley, R.Ph.
    Legislative Affairs Administrator
    Ohio State Board of Pharmacy

    Recent changes in state laws and rules will affect you and your practice. Keep up-to-date with this session detailing the revisions and their impact on pharmacy practice. Proposed legislation involving pharmacy will also be discussed.

    2:50 p.m.

    3:05 p.m.
    Legislative Leaders Forum
    Invited Ohio legislators will discuss current legislation pertaining to pharmacy.

    5:00 p.m.
    Legislative Reception
    Meet your own legislators face-to-face, as well as leaders in the Ohio House and Senate, with your newly acquired legislative knowledge.

    If you are interested in learning about Ohio's Statehouse, its history, architecture and legislative process, free guided tours begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on weekdays near the Information Desk at the Third Street entrance to the Statehouse.

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