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2021 Pharmacy Legislative Day
VPhA’s annual Pharmacy Legislative Day is the cornerstone of the association’s legislative and public policy efforts. Each year, pharmacists visit the capitol to meet with their legislators and discuss important policies impacting the pharmacy profession. This year’s event will transition to virtual programming and grassroots efforts – making it even easier for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists to play a key role in influencing important legislation! We’ll be welcoming a special guest this year to kick off the day!
How to Participate:
- Register – it’s FREE for members, $40 for non-members, and $30 for VHSP members!
- Clear your calendar on Tuesday, January 19 to engage in the Zoom programming and legislative briefing.
- Plan to email or call your state senator and state representative the same day.
- Let us know who you contacted!
Welcome- Christina Barrille, Executive Director
Update on Legislative Issues from our National Partners- Dr. Scott Knoer, CEO American Pharmacists Association and Dr. Doug Hoey, CEO National Community Pharmacists Association
Rutledge vs. PCMA overview- Anne Cassity, Vice President, Federal and State Government Affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association
Remarks from the Honorable Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia
Overview of Virginia Pharmacy Issues- Howard Estes, Estes Law and Consulting
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Legislator Outreach (Look up your legislator here!)
1:00- 2:00 PM
Pharmacy Day Hotwash- Join Howard and Christina for an informal zoom meeting to discuss who you chatted with and any follow-ups. You can pop on for 5 min or spend the whole hour with us. Whatever works best for you.
COVID-19 Vaccine update with the Virginia Department of Health- VDH will provide an update on the pharmacy partnership and best practices for hosting a vaccine clinic
Check out the VPhA Advocacy page for the latest information on VPhA’s legislative initiatives. There are also webinars that will educate you on pharmacy issues and the best way to communicate with legislators.
Don’t know your legislator? Look it up here: http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/