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Indiana Pharmacists 

2019 Pharmacy Legislative Day

Learn and become involved in the issues impacting Indiana pharmacy practice!


Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Location: Hyatt Regency, 1 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

Time: 11:30 am - 2 pm Legislative Leaders Forum; 2:15 - 3 pm

State Capitol Visit; 3 - 4 pm Indiana Statehouse Tour (optional)

 

 
HIGHLIGHTS

  • Who should attend?  Pharmacists, Student Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians who want to become politically active and advocate on behalf of the profession of pharmacy.
  • Enjoy lunch with your colleagues at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and learn about our 2019 Legislative Priorities.
  • Join us for the Legislative Leaders Forum and at the conclusion, walk across the street for a Tour of the Indiana Statehouse.  Talk one-on-one with your legislators about the pharmacy issues that are important to you.
  • Bring your WHITE COATS!  Be included in the exclusive 'White Coat Photo' to be taken at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 1:55 pm.
  • Support your Indiana Pharmacists PAC with a donation today!  Your financial contributions support our lobby activities and the election of Indiana representatives favorable to pharmacy legislation.
 
 

SCHEDULE

 

What is Legislative Day?
Legislative Day is an advocacy event that allows pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians to meet and educate legislators about the value of pharmacists in the world of healthcare.  You will learn about the latest legislative issues at the Indiana Statehouse, discuss ways to effectively communicate those issues, hear from the legislators themselves, and have a chance to individually visit the offices of legislators.  This program will allow you to learn and become involved in the issues impacting Indiana pharmacy practice.  We’ll discuss MAC PBM transparency/consumer price protection, reimbursement for pharmacy services, the opioid epidemic, and provider status. We need your help to stand up for pharmacists and patients. 

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Indiana Statehouse, Downtown, Indianapolis IN.

Invited Speakers

Senator Ed Charbonneau, Chair, Health and Provider Services Committee, Valparaiso
House Representative Cindy Kirchhofer, Chair, Public Health Committee, Beech Grove
House Representative Robin Shackleford, Public Health, and Government and Regulatory Reform Committee, Indianapolis
Senator Ronald Grooms, RPh, Chair, Family and Social Services Committee, Jeffersonville
House Representative Steve Davisson, RPh, Public Health, and Ways and Means Committee, Salem
 

Key 2019 Indiana Bills
HB 1252 - Pharmacy Benefit Manager - MAC Price Matters  

HB 1246 - Pharmacy Matters I

HB 1248 - Pharmacy Matters II

SB 108 - Coverage for Pharmacist Care

SB 176 - Transfer of Prescription Drugs

HB 1179 - Prior Authorization of Prescription Drugs

SB TBD - Substance Abuse Medications
  

Key Federal Legislation
Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act


SCHEDULE
11:00 am            Program Check-In @ Hyatt Regency Hotel
11:30 am            Welcome and Lunch
Noon                  Legislative Leaders Forum
Invited Indiana legislators and state government leaders will discuss current legislation pertaining to pharmacy practice and health care. Bring your questions!

1:00 - 1:55 pm    2019 Legislative Priorities. Become a Legislative Advocate     
                     
Randy Hitchens, IPA Executive Vice President

Veronica Vernon and Megan Dorrell, IPA Co-Chairs Legislative & Regulatory Council

Bill Keown, IPA Regulatory Affairs Lobbyist, The Capitol Group
Learn about IPA’s 2019 legislative agenda, which is designed to strengthen pharmacy profession in Indiana. Get talking points you need to discuss those issues with your legislators. IPA’s government affairs team will provide an overview of our state’s government structure and share the lawmaking process in Indiana’s legislature.  You will learn how to successfully advocate for your profession by becoming an expert on discussion issues with your elected officials, how to maintain relationships with those legislators, and how to effectively communicate pharmacy issues to help protect and enhance our profession. (You will find a listing of our Legislative Priorities on this website menu under "Legislative and Regulatory").

1:55 pm              Pharmacist/Student White Coat Photo
Don't forget to wear your white coats to this event. The photo will take place in the lobby area of the Hyatt Regency before visiting the Statehouse.

2:15 - 3:00 pm    Visit Statehouse Senate, House and Committee Legislative Chambers
See your State Senators and Representatives in action. Walk to the Statehouse and enter via East door. Mentor-led tour will start from 2nd floor rotunda.

3:00 - 4:00 pm    Indiana Statehouse Tour optional, 45 min - 60 min
Meet at 2nd Floor Registration Desk. Tour the Indiana Statehouse and observe House and Senate sessions and committee meetings! 


Sponsored by:   Pfizer, McKesson, and Purdue College of Pharmacy
Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Hours not available for attending this event.

 

 
REGISTRATION FEES
 
Registration Type Fee        
Pharmacist (Member) $70        
Pharmacist (Non-Member) $85        
Retired Pharmacist (Member) $60        
Guest (Non-Pharmacist) $50        
Resident Pharmacist (Member/Non-Member) $45        
Student Pharmacist (Member/Non-Member) $35        
Student Pharmacist WITHOUT LUNCH (Member/Non-Member) $20        
Pharmacy Technician (Member/Non-Member) $35        

Support Our Indiana Pharmacy PAC!
Pharmacists, Student Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians can strengthen the voice of pharmacy in the Indiana’s General Assembly by contributing to the IPA Pharmacists Political Action Committee (IPAC).  Our PAC funds the election of Indiana legislators who support the pharmacy profession. We currently have two pharmacists in the Indiana Senate and House chambers.                                                    

To contribute to the IPA Pharmacy PAC and support our legislative efforts, make a donation on the IPA website, or send a personal contribution made payable to “Indiana Pharmacists PAC” and mail to Indiana Pharmacists Alliance, 9449 Priority Way West Drive, Suite 230, Indianapolis, IN. 46240.

 
 

Please contact Carol Dunham, IPA Meetings Manager, at ipacarol@indianapharmacists.org or (317) 634-4968 with questions.