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Legislative Activity

In this section you’ll find communications to members regarding TPA’s current legislative activity on your behalf. If you’re looking for more in-depth information about specific legislation, legislators or the legislative process, stroll on over to TPA’s Legislative Advocacy Center and pick up whatever you need to advocate for your profession and your patients.

TPA NEWStream: Opana ER, PBMs, 340B Program, CDC, Members in the News, Practice-Based Resources, and More!

View the Tennessee Pharmacist NEWStream emailed to TPA members on August 18, 2017, as well as other recent issues.


TPA Releases New Practice-Based Resource: PBM Laws

TPA has released “Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) Laws,” the latest in a series of Practice-Based Resources exclusively for members. We are pleased to release a “Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) Laws” … read more


Tennessee “Pharmacists as Providers” Law Is Effective July 1, 2017

The 2017 Tennessee “Pharmacists as Providers” Law Codifies the Role of Pharmacists as Health Care Providers Effective July 1, 2017 In 2017, TPA worked with legislators, managed health insurance issuers, … read more


2017 Legislative Recap: Increasing Patient Access to Pharmacist-Provided Care

2017 was a banner year for TPA and its valued pharmacy legislative allies, in terms of pharmacy advocacy and legislative success! Engagement in legislative advocacy has never been higher, and … read more


Pharmacist-Provided MTM for TennCare Patients Is Passed by House and Senate!

. . THIS IS BIG! House Bill 628 and Senate Bill 398 – Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management (MTM) for TennCare Patients – was funded by the legislature and PASSED by … read more


News From Capitol Hill and TPA Priority Legislation Requiring Action

It’s been a busy week on Capitol Hill in Nashville! Below are some notable items of interest and several ongoing pharmacy priority issues needing advocacy action by TPA members. NOTABLE … read more


2017 TPA Priority Legislation Requiring Immediate Action

Please contact your legislators to advocate for the bills marked “SUPPORT” below! Pharmacists as Providers – PASSED! Passed and signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam on March 31, 2017! … read more


Pharmacist-Provided Care: It’s All About Our Patients!

Happy Friday! The future is bright, my fellow pharmacists and pharmacy professionals! On March 31, 2017, Governor Bill Haslam signed House Bill 405 and Senate Bill 461 into law. With … read more


TPA NEWStream: Member Spotlights, Legislative Advocacy, TennCare, Depression, Vaccines, and More!

View the Tennessee Pharmacist NEWStream emailed to TPA members on March 22, 2017, as well as other recent issues.


Legislative Win Formalizes Pharmacists’ Role as Providers in Medical Networks

‘Pharmacist Credentialing as Providers’ Legislation Passed by House and Senate! The Tennessee Pharmacists Association is excited to announce that HB 0405 was passed unanimously by the Tennessee House of Representatives last night. The Senate companion … read more