We have had great successes over the last five years (see below) to advocate for our profession, but we need EVERYONE to lend their voice to the conversation! If you know someone who is a state senator or delegate or other influential figure, please let us know! This can be VITAL information at the last hour of a bill when we need a little more support. Check the box if you want to be on our legislative committee so you can help us plan for the next legislative strategy!
In our 115-year history, WV Pharmacists Association has been instrumental in the passage of important legislation to help shape the profession. Advances such as Provider status, immunization expansion, and pharmacy benefit manager regulations all happen because our pharmacists advocate for our patients and our profession!
WVPA’s annual Legislative Day is the cornerstone of the association’s legislative and public policy efforts. This is an opportunity to connect with your legislator and discuss important policies impacting YOUR profession. This event allows pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists to play a key role in influencing important legislation! We are still waiting on official guidance on what is permitted for lobby days and will be scaling back our normal event to comply with COVID-19 precautions. Stay tuned for more details!
We contacted legislators and impacted the pharmacy profession!
Click on the link to each bill to read the bill in its entirety and/or see the voting record!
|Creates a donated drug repository program for reuse to increase access to costly medications
|Allows for patient freedom of choice for pharmacy services
|Creates a price cap for insulin and devices (failed due to lack of being conferred by House)
|Prohibits the practice of white bagging – commentary by Tyler Clay, Institutional Director WVPA (died in Senate House and Human Services Committee)
|Relating to the use of certain drugs to treat COVID-19 (died in House and Human Services Committee)
|Relating to updating pharmacy collaborative practice agreements/definitions
Don’t know your legislators’ twitter or facebook handle? Check out our directory here!