November 30, 2017
The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy APhA–ASP Chapter is conducting a letter writing drive to encourage Members of Congress to support the provider status legislation. The chapter has generated 420 letters as a result of the campaign, and will try to get even more letters, according to Kyle Bryan, Policy Vice President for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Chapter.
Despite surpassing the necessary 218 votes to pass legislation in the House of Representatives, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act—H.R. 592—needs to continue to build bipartisan support for pharmacist provider status. There are currently 236 House cosponsors and 49 cosponsors of the companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. Your continued support is an essential part of the efforts to achieve provider status, and APhA—on behalf of all pharmacists—thank you for your support. Visit PharmacistsProvideCare.com and click “Take Action” to do your part!
This aritcle orginally appeared in an email update from Tom Menighan, CEO of APhA.