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Pharmacy Legislative Day

Columbus, October 10, 2007

Pharmacy Legislative Day
October 10, 2007
Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, Columbus
Presented by: the Ohio Pharmacists Association and
Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists have joined together to sponsor this event 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 pharmacy issues before them.

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • describe how to build positive relationships with and educate your legislators;
  • explain the importance of getting acquainted with legislative staff;
  • describe the effect of state and federal legislative and regulatory issues on 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
Non-member $89

For secured online registration, REGISTER TODAY!

Driving directions, where to park, and a list of downtown hotels will be mailed with your confirmation letter when you register for Pharmacy Legislative Day. Questions? Contact OPA at or 614.586.1497.

Invited Speakers
Governor Ted Strickland
Representative Jon Husted (R-Kettering), Speaker of the House
Senator Bill Harris (R-Ashland), Senate President
Senator Kevin Coughlin (R-Cuyahoga Falls), Chairman, Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee
Representative John White (R-Kettering), Chair, House Health Committee
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 2007 Pharmacy Legislative Day.

129-999-07-052-L04 0.35 CEU
129-999-07-053-L03* 0.1 CEU
*approved for one hour of Ohio jurisprudence continuing education credit.

This seminar is targeted to all Ohio pharmacists. To receive CE credit, pharmacists must complete and return the signed CE form distributed at the program. Statements of CE credit will be distributed at the conclusion of the meeting to pharmacists who attend the entire meeting and submit the completed CE form. All other statements of credit will be mailed.

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

12:30 p.m. Program Registration

1:00 p.m. Building Positive Relationships with Your Legislators
Ernest Boyd, Pharmacist, OPA Executive Director
Kelly Vyzral, OPA Director of Government Affairs
This session will update you on building positive relationships with your legislators and the best way 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 and proposed changes in state laws and rules will affect you and your pharmacy practice. This program will provide the latest information on board rules for immunizations and physician assistant prescribing, as well as legislation for epilepsy drugs, pharmacy technician certification and other proposed legislation impacting pharmacy.

2:50 p.m. Break

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

5:00 p.m. Legislative Reception
Begin building those relationships! Meet your own legislators face-to-face, as well as leaders in the Ohio House and Senate, and talk to them about issues that matter to you and your pharmacy.

Requests for refunds, less $15 administrative fee, will be honored if received before September 30, 2007. If physically impaired, please indicate any special assistance you will need.

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