November 17: Pharmacist Legislative Day
Pharmacist Legislative Day- registration now open!
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
There are big pharmacy issues this year: PBM reform, provider status, Medicaid, and more! We need your help to stand up for pharmacists and patients!
Legislative Day is an advocacy event that allows pharmacists and student pharmacists to meet with legislators to educate them about the value of pharmacists as part of the healthcare team. You will learn about the latest legislative issues in the Ohio Statehouse, discuss ways to effectively communicate those issues, hear from the legislators themselves, and have a chance to interact with legislators. This program will allow you to learn about and become involved in the issues impacting Ohio pharmacy practice. We’ll discuss further actions that need to be taken to fully implement provider status in Ohio, and other critical pharmacy issues.
The Ohio Pharmacists Association and several of Ohio’s prominent pharmacy buying groups have joined together for this special advocacy day to inform you of crucial legislation impacting pharmacy practice. Pharmacist Legislative Day is designed to develop open dialogue between pharmacists and lawmakers. Be a part of the important process that will shape our profession.
The Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacy, in cooperation with our sponsors, American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc. (APCI), American Pharmacy Services Corporation (APSC), and Independent Pharmacy Cooperative, have joined together for this special advocacy day designed to develop open dialogue between pharmacists and lawmakers.
This program offers three contact hours (0.3 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education for pharmacists. For complete program details, schedule, and a printable registration form, check out our Legislative Day Brochure.
Invited Speakers Include:
Sen. Matt Dolan
Sen. Stephen Huffman
Rep. Scott Lipps
Rep. Thomas West
Who Should Attend?
Pharmacists and student pharmacists who want to become politically active and advocate on behalf of the profession.
“There is nothing more powerful than for pharmacists to have face-to-face meetings with legislators and their aides.” – Ernest Boyd”
Can't make it to Legislative Day? Help us carry the load.
Support the OPA Pharmacy PAC
The OPA Pharmacy Political Action Committee (PAC) is your means of informing and educating state legislators about the significance of pharmacists in Ohio and the role the profession plays in constantly changing health care environment. Pharmacy PAC money contributed by members goes to help candidates who support pharmacy in Ohio.
The Ohio Pharmacy PAC needs your support! With your contribution, OPA will continue to monitor and initiate the legislation that impacts your practice.
Support the Legislative Defense Fund
The OPA Legislative Defense Fund (LDF) was created in 2014 at the request of an independent pharmacy owner seeking to help OPA boost its advocacy efforts for pharmacists.
Unlike a Political Action Committee (PAC) fund, where personal funds are given directly to political campaigns, both personal and corporate funds are accepted by the LDF to enhance our government affairs endeavors, and there are no limits on the amount you can give. Contributions from corporate funds may be tax deductible as a business expense. For more info and to make a monthly contribution to our advocacy efforts, please see the OPA Legislative Defense Fund Brochure. Choose the giving level that best suits you, and then fill in your billing information. OPA will bill your account in the middle of each month, and you will receive a receipt at the end of the year for reporting. Then it’s our job to put that money to good use.