Committees and Task Forces
If you are interested in serving in any of the following
capacities, please contact Anthony Pudlo at
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Legislative Advisory Committee
The Iowa Pharmacy Association’s Legislative Committee serves
as the official advisory body on legislation and regulation to the Association’s
Board of Trustees, the Executive Vice President, and Legislative Counsel. Among
the broad responsibilities assigned to the Committee are the following:
- To review legislative and regulatory proposals affecting the profession of pharmacy in Iowa.
- To review and evaluate legislative proposals emanating from other states as well as appropriate federal initiatives.
- To recommend a list of legislative and regulatory priorities to the Board of Trustees.
Advisory Committee on Medicaid and Pharmacy Benefit Programs
The Iowa Pharmacy Association’s Medicaid Advisory Committee
is a professional advisory committee to the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS)
and to the Board of Trustees of the Iowa Pharmacy Association. The Committee discusses
issues related to the delivery of services to the Iowa Medicaid program and its
recipients, administered by DHS and the state’s fiscal intermediary. This Committee
has also been expanded to encompass Medicare Part D and issues pertaining to third
party payors and pharmacy benefits managers.
Health-System Liaison Board (HSLB)
The Iowa Pharmacy Association’s Health-System
Liaison Board, established in 2007, serves as an advisory committee to
the Board of Trustees to ensure the needs of hospital and health-system
pharmacists in the state. The HSLB is chaired by a health-system
pharmacist on the IPA Executive Committee. This advisory committee meets
twice annually, typically in May and November. Throughout the year,
feedback and review may be sought by the HSLB via email communication.
LTC and Senior Care Advisory Committee
Iowa Pharmacy Association’s
LTC and Senior Care Advisory Committee was established in 2011 and works
closely with the IPA Board of Trustees and IPA staff. Issues include
short cycle dispensing, geriatric therapy updates, and changing federal
rules related to LTC and Senior Care.
Iowa Pharmacy Political Action Committee (IPPAC)
Established in 2012, this committee promotes the
pharmacy profession in the Iowa political arena through direct strategic
support of electoral politics. Each committee member must be an
annual contributor to the IPPAC with a $250 minimum contribution.
Pharmacy Technician Advisory Committee
The Iowa Pharmacy Association’s Pharmacy Technician Advisory
Committee serves to address issues facing pharmacy technician members, promote the
National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination in Iowa, and develop and promote educational programs and materials for CPhTs and technicians
interested in becoming certified.
The policy committees serve to move an idea or concept into
a policy position and provide direction for the Association and the profession.
The committees analyze current issues and recommend policy statements to the House
of Delegates, which then discusses and votes on the statements that will become
official policy of the Association.
The Policy Committee on Public Affairs
This committee discusses issues related to the role pharmacists
play in delivering care to their patients, in addition to interactions with other
health care providers and the public.
The Policy Committee on Professional Affairs
This committee discusses issues related to the pharmacy
profession, including education and regulation.