The KPhA Day on the Hill, last Tuesday, March 14th was a huge success. Sixteen pharmacists and 19 students attended the day with 18 representatives stopping by for discussion and lunch. As part of the day's events the group met with Speaker of the House, Representative Ron Ryckman and Governor Brownback. Meeting with the governor gave members an opportunity to inform him of specific issues concerning Kansas Pharmacy. He was willing to listen and was receptive to the information.
Jody Reel, KPhA's Government Affairs Chairperson, presented testimony for HB 2121 over the Administration of Vaccines to the State Registry.
The group also witnessed a debate on the House Chamber floor.
KU pharmacy students stayed busy by setting up posters in the Capitol Rotunda to present information to legislators and visitors about the many roles pharmacists have in providing care to patients. The posters included information about MTM, provider status, immunizations, antimicrobial stewardship, among others.
At the end of the day a Capitol tour was given to KPhA members by the Kansas Historical Society.
KPhA Day on the Hill will always be a day where Pharmacists, Students and Technicians can express their voice and connect with legislators. If you weren't able to attend this year, we hope to see you next year!
Thank you to the Government Affairs Committee for all of their hard work in making this event a success.
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