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February 26, 2014

Student Legislative Day

Student Pharmacy Legislative Day has reached capacity and online registration is no longer available. To be placed on a waiting list, please call the OPA office at 614-389-3236.

The Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy have joined together for this special advocacy day to inform you of crucial legislation impacting pharmacy practice. Pharmacy Student Legislative Day is designed to develop open dialogue between student pharmacists and lawmakers.

Be a part of the important process that will shape our profession.
Student Legislative Day is an advocacy event that allows student pharmacists to meet with legislators to educate them about the value of pharmacists in the world of health care. You will learn about the latest legislative issues in the Ohio Statehouse, learn how 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 Ohio pharmacy practice. We’ll discuss audit legislation, proposed changes in the immunization law, modifications to the consult agreement, and other critical issues.

There are big pharmacy issues coming up: expanding immunizations, emergency dispensing, PBM audits, consult agreements and more!
We need your help to stand up for pharmacists! 

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus, 43215.
The schedule will be as follows:

8:30 am Registration: 75 E. State St., Columbus, 43215
9:30 am Become a Legislative Expert session
10 am Legislative Leaders Forum
11:30 am Lunch on your own (we will provide a list of recommended restaurants within walking distance)
12 pm Legislative Briefing on Pharmacy Issues
1:30-3:30 pm Meet with your Legislators
 3:30 pm Legislative Day Report






An important component of this event are meetings with legislators. If you choose to schedule your own meetings, please let Antonio Ciaccia ( know immediately so we don't book a meeting for you. If you do not reach out to us, we will schedule a meeting for you. To find out who that is for your area, visit

For secure online registration, REGISTER TODAY!

Additional details and resources may be found using the following links:
2014 Pharmacy Student Legislative Day Brochure.pdf
Making an Appointment with Your Legislator 2014.pdf
Statehouse activities 2014.pdf


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