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The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is hosting its annual Pharmacy Legislative Day in Harrisburg, PA on Monday, April 16, 2018. Attend and talk with Pennsylvania legislators about the issues that affect you and the patients you serve. Help us advocate for community pharmacies as we continue Fighting for Fair Reimbursement!

Please contact PPA at ppa@papharmacists.com with any questions.

 

Press Release

Click here to see the press release for Pharmacy Legislative Day

 

The 2018 Pharmacy Legislative Day is proudly sponsored by:

Diamond Sponsors

Independent Pharmacy Buying Group (IPBG)

Pharmacists Mutual

Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC)

Platinum Sponsor Value Drug Company
Gold Sponsor Keystone Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance

 

 

Schedule for the Day

TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 AM Arrival and Registration East Wing Rotunda & Entrance
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Legislative Appointments Various Locations
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast East Wing Rotunda
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Informational Displays and Health Screenings East Wing Rotunda
10:00 AM Group Tour of the Capitol Building Visitors Desk
1:00 PM Group Tour of the Capitol Building Visitors Desk
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pharmacy Rally / Press Conference Main Capitol Rotunda
2:30 PM Group Picture East Wing Rotunda
3:00 PM Buses Depart East Wing Rotunda

 

 

 

Tours of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building

This year PPA was able to book large group tours for 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. As space on these group tours is limited those interested should email PPA at ppa@papharmacists.com to sign up.

 

If you're unable to make it for either of the group tours you can still see what President Theodore Roosevelt called "the handsomest building" he ever saw. Tour guides offer tours every half hour from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Simply go to the Visitors Desk in the Main Capitol Rotunda to explore joining a tour.

 

 

Legislative Appointments

PPA has scheduled all appointments and matches up students and pharmacists.The Appointment Schedule is now available. Please Carefully Note: Be sure to check both lists for your appointments.

 

Meetings with Representatives

 

Meetings with Senators

 

Letters Recently Sent

Letter to the Attorney General 

Letter to the Auditor General

 

Issues

Click on the links below for information on the issues and topics that we will be advocating for during Legislative Day. 

 

Attendee Talking Points - Fair Reimbursement  Gag Clauses   Immunization   Medication synchronization

 

Legislator Issue Briefs -

 

Fair Reimbursement - House 

Fair Reimbursement - Senate

 

Gag Clause  - House

Gag Clause - Senate

 

Immunizations - House

Immunizations - Senate

 

Medication Synchronization - House

 

 

Special Meetings

If you would like to be included in these please be sure to indicate this on your registration form.

 

·  Dr. Rachael Levine, Secretary, Department of Health and Physician General will be speaking at 9:00 AM.

 

·  Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, or a representative from his office will be speaking at 10:00 AM.

 

·  Auditor General, Eugene Depasquale, will be speaking at 1:00 PM.  

 

 

Issue Briefings

Pharmacists

Click here for the Pharmacist Legislative Day Briefing

 

Students

Click here for the Student Legislative Day Briefing

 

 

Hotel Rooms

PPA has a limited number of rooms blocked at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg for the night of Sunday, April 15, 2018. Click here to reserve today or call 717-234-5021 using block code PPA.

 

 

Information Packets

Attendees will receive one attendee packet upon arrival that will include all of the information you need to know about the issues including bill numbers, sponsors, and legislator committee assignments. The packets will also contain meeting feedback reporting sheets. Please complete a report on each of your legislative visits. 

 

You also will receive a legislator leave-behind packet for each meeting you attend. We will have one leave behind packet for each legislator. If you are going to a meeting as part of a group – please designate one person to be in charge of getting the leave behind from the registration desk. The legislator packet will contain Issue Briefs and other information. The packet is to be left behind for each legislator after your meeting.

 

 

Student Bus Schedule

Western Pennsylvania

Duquesne University - Pickup at 3:50 AM

University of Pittsburgh - Pickup at 4:10 AM

LECOM & ONU - Making their own arrangements

Wilkes University - Making their own arrangements

Eastern Pennsylvania

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy - Pickup at 5:00 AM

Jefferson College of Pharmacy - Pickup at 5:15 AM

Temple University - Pickup at 5:30 AM

 

 

Additional Resources

Parking in Harrisburg

 

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