Provider Status Spotlight - American Pharmacists Association

• Goals of the Policy Standing Committee (PSC):
– Enhance communication with Chapter Policy Vice Presidents
– Increase student pharmacists’ involvement in and
understanding of the policy process
– Encourage student pharmacists to advocate for provider status
• What is the SPARC?
– Monthly communication from the PSC
– PDF newsletter emailed to Chapter Presidents and Policy Vices
– PowerPoint presentation on to present
information to chapter
• What’s in a SPARC?
Provider Status Spotlight
Chapter Spotlight
Policy Vice Presidents Toolkit Information
Resolution Update
Monthly Topics
• The updated Policy Vice President (PVP) Toolkit contains all the
resources, ideas, and information you need to lead successful
policy and advocacy initiatives for your chapter.
• Section of the PVP Toolkit Include:
Section I: Introduction to SPAN Activities
Section II: How Your Chapter Can Make a Difference
Section III: Advocating For Your Profession
Section IV: American Pharmacists Month (APhM)
Section V: APhA Political Action Committee (PAC)
Section VI: Awards and Recognition
Access the PVP Toolkit Online:
• Main role of the PSC is to implement passed resolutions
• Each SPARC will highlight the Committee’s progress
• August SPARC provides an overview of the actions of the
2013 APhA-ASP House of Delegates (HoD)
2013.1 – Expanding Immunization Privileges for Pharmacists and Student Pharmacists
1. APhA‐ASP encourages all health care professionals who administer immunizations, to
have real‐time and bidirectional access to the Immunization Information System (IIS)
(formerly the vaccine/immunization registry) and patient electronic health records
(EHRs). Furthermore, immunization providers should regularly and routinely update
the IIS and EHRs to meet both community public health and patient‐specific needs.
2. APhA‐ASP encourages pharmacy stakeholders to promote legislative efforts that
would enable pharmacists and student pharmacists to administer all
CDC‐recommended immunizations per protocol and address community specific
needs regarding patient age restrictions.
2013.2 – Development of an Effective and Financially Viable Care Transitions Model
1. APhA‐ASP encourages pharmacists, student pharmacists, and other health care
professionals to improve patient outcomes through the development of a team‐based
care transitions model that enhances the coordination of care, strengthens the
relationship among all health care professionals and reduces hospital readmission
2. APhA‐ASP encourages pharmacists, student pharmacists, and care transitions
stakeholders to work with health systems, employers, and third party payors to
develop and implement a sustainable and financially viable payment model for all
members of the care transitions team.
2013.3 – Compounding
• The issue of “Compounding” has been referred to the APhA‐ASP Policy
Standing Committee to address as part of their charge for 2013‐2014.
2013.4 – Pharmacists as Providers: Prescriptive Authority, Compensation,
and Behind‐the‐Counter Class
• The issue of “Pharmacists as Providers” has been referred to the
APhA‐ASP Policy Standing Committee to address as part of the
Committee’s charge for 2013‐2014.
2013.5 – Post Graduate Training Opportunities
• The issue of “Post Graduate Training Opportunities” has been referred
to the APhA‐ASP Policy Standing Committee to address as part of the
Committee’s charge for 2013‐2014.
• The following New Business Item was referred to the
APhA‐ASP Policy Standing Committee to address as part
of the Committee’s charge for 2013‐2014.
Counseling Guidelines on the Proper Disposal of Medications
• APhA‐ASP recommends updating counseling guidelines to include
proper disposal techniques for medications including, but not limited
to, controlled substances, as needed medications, dose adjustments
and therapy changes.
You and Your
Midyear Regional
•I. Individual develops idea
•II. Chapter submits one resolution
•III. Policy Proposal Forum
•IV. Closing Business Session
APhA Annual
•VII. Open Hearing on Resolutions
•VIII. APhA-ASP Reference Committee
•IX. Reference Committee recommendation to HOD
•X. APhA-ASP House of Delegates
•V. APhA-ASP Resolutions Committee
•VI. Proposed resolutions sent to chapters
•XI. APhA-ASP Policy Standing Committee
•XII. Approval by APhA Board of Trustees
•XIII. Action on resolutions implemented
• $1.5 million to the provider status
intiative to ensure patient access to
pharmacists’ clinical services.
• Optimize the medication
experience and wellness of all
• “The Smart Spend That Pays.”
• Visit to
keep up with the latest on provider status!
• At the APhA Summer
Leadership Institute in
July, a record 86 student
leaders met with 135
legislators’ offices from
across the country!
• You can participate in Hill
Visits too! See the PVP
Toolkit on
or contact your PSC for
JT Fannin, Chair and APhA-ASP Speaker of the House
• University of Florida; St Petersburg, Florida
• [email protected]
Susan Dickey, Vice-Chair
• The University of Tennessee; Memphis, TN
• [email protected]
Regions 3 and 5
Eliza Daubert
• Wilkes University; Wilkes-Barre, PA
• [email protected]
Regions 1 and 2
Brian Primeaux
• The University of Louisiana at Monroe; Monroe, LA
• [email protected]
Regions 4 and 6
Jerod Braschler
• University of Houston; Houston, TX
• [email protected]
Regions 7 and 8
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