Committees & Task Forces
Serving on an IPA committee gives you the opportunity to directly engage in the profession and association. Share your experience, expertise, and passion to help the association better serve members and advance the profession. Committee involvement is also great opportunity to create connections with colleagues across the state. Each year, IPA’s president selects pharmacists, residents, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists from a variety of practice settings to serve on the committees below.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact Anthony Pudlo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-270-0713.
Policy CommitteesIPA’s policy committees serve to move an idea or concept into a policy position and provide direction for the association and the profession. These committees analyze current issues and recommend policy statements to IPA’s House of Delegates for discussion and possible adoption into official IPA policy. IPA has two policy committees:
- The Policy Committee on Public Affairs - This committee discusses issues related to the pharmacy profession, including education and regulation.
- The Policy Committee on Professional 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.
Legislative Advisory CommitteeThe Legislative Advisory Committee serves as the official advisory body on legislation and regulation to the IPA Board of Trustees. Responsibilities assigned to the committee are the following:
- To review legislative and regulatory proposals affecting pharmacy in Iowa.
- To 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 ProgramsIPA’s Advisory Committee on Medicaid and Pharmacy Benefit Programs is a professional advisory committee to the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and IPA’s Board of Trustees. The committee meets each fall to discuss 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. Committee members may be asked to provide feedback by email communication or by conference call throughout the year.
Health-System Liaison BoardIPA’s Health-System Liaison Board (HSLB) serves as an advisory committee to the IPA Board of Trustees to ensure that priority issues of hospital and health-system pharmacists in the state are discussed. The HSLB was created to meet the affiliation requirements of ASHP and includes front-line pharmacist practitioners, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians who serve one-year terms.
This committee meets up to twice per year, typically in spring and fall, while feedback may be sought via email or by conference call throughout the year. Discussion focuses on health-system and hospital-related topics that affect the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy department and relate to the clinical practice of pharmacists in these settings. This committee may also refer topics for consideration to the IPA policy committees for debate in the IPA House of Delegates.
Hospital Leadership TeamThe Hospital Leadership Team (HLT) consists of pharmacy directors from health systems and critical access hospitals across the state. HLT membership is an opportunity to network and discuss issues directly with IPA as well as learn the association's priority issues to disseminate throughout each health-system represented on the HLT. Members of the HLT do not have term limits.
Discussion focuses on strategic topics affecting the health-system and hospital as a whole. These topics may relate closely to agenda items of the Health-System Liaison Board (HSLB). This group may recommend action items be considered by the HSLB.