Call to Action
In August, 2016 NASPA forwarded information to all state pharmacy associations from the Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition stating that now is the critical time for pharmacists to push for a vote on H.R. 592/S. 314 Pharmacy & Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (often referred to as provider status bill).
This is your chance as a pharmacist to allow your voice to be heard, and it's time for our profession to speak loudly. We have work to do on this piece of legislation here in North Carolina. As of this morning, 3 of our 13 representatives and both of our senators had still not signed on as co-sponsors of this important bill.
Click the following link to take you to
the NCAP Advocacy webpage where you will find:
a) a map of the 13 congressional districts in NC
b) a list of the NC members of the U.S. House of Representatives and their status regarding H.R. 592--use this document to see if your representative has signed on as a co-sponsor
c) a sample RPh grassroots letter that you can use/edit to write your representative
(if they are not a co-sponsor yet) and both NC senators (Burr/Tillis)
d) a sample RPh grassroots letter thanking your representative if he/she is a co-sponsor already
e) a sample Patient grassroots letter that you can have patients write their representative
f) a link to govtrack.us/congress/members for easy access to contact you legislators (site enables email communication with congressional members)
PLEASE take about 30 minutes of your time to make a difference in the lifetime of your profession.