Face of Pharmacy - Our Lobby Day at the State House
Face of Pharmacy 2017: Tuesday, October 10
MA State House Grand Staircase
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The practice of Pharmacy is changing and to influence the direction of these changes, we must be proactive and at the forefront of the issues. Becoming educated about the issues,visiting and building positive relationships with the legislators of Massachusetts, and being willing to make the difference, is the only chance we have of moving the issues in the direction of our choosing. The Face of Pharmacy is an opportunity for you to make a difference. At 10:00 am, Legislators and Pharmacy professionals will present updates on the issues impacting pharmacy professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit our elected officials in small groups. Share stories of what you do, talk about the impact pending legislation will have on your business/profession, and take your legislator to the Grand Staircase to enjoy coffee and a danish where displays about the variety of important work that pharmacists do will be set up.
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Face of Pharmacy 2016 Schedule of Events
10:00 am - Welcoming Remarks
MPhA President Karen Horbowicz & MSHP President Caryn Belisle
10:10 am - Welcome to the State House
10:25 am - H.2041, An Act Recognizing Pharmacists as Healthcare Providers
Talking Points: David Johnson, MPhA Executive V.P.
10:35 am - Bill H.870, An Act to Ensure Access to Generic Medications
SD1301, An Act to Ensure Access to Medications
Talking Points: Todd Brown, Executive Director, MIPA
10:50 am - H.1971, An Act to Improve Access to Pharmacy Services in Hospitals
H.1972, An Act Adopting Administrative Simplification for Hospital Pharmacists
David Seaver, MSHP Legislative Committee Chair
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Small Group Legislative Visits
Team leaders will accompany small groups to legislative offices to advocate for the passage of the above bills.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Displays of Pharmacy Practice