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TPA House of Delegates

TPA House of Delegates
The TPA House of Delegates serves to interpret the objectives of TPA as stated in the Constitution and is the legislative and policy-making body of the Association. The House is composed of 110 members, representing each TPA Practice Society, each Tennessee school/college of pharmacy, and the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. Members are encouraged to volunteer for Delegate positions when TPA calls for leadership nominations each fall.

Click here to learn  about submitting Resolutions for consideration.

Twice each year, during the TPA Winter Meeting and TPA Summer Meeting, the TPA House of Delegates votes on Resolutions submitted by individuals or groups who want TPA to take a specific stance on a specific issue. Resolutions that are adopted by the House of Delegates help guide TPA leaders in setting policies and priorities for the Association.

Resolutions adopted since 1986 can be read in their entirety below.



2020-2022 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

 22.2 Provision of Vaccines in Tennessee
 22.1 Tennessee Prescribing/Dispensing Autonomy
 21.1 To Honor Micah Cost
 20.4 Access to NarxCare Through the Tennessee Controlled Substance Monitoring Database)
 20.3 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
 20.2 Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

2010-2019 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

 19.1 A Resolution Advocating for Pharmacy Working Environments that Promote Optimal Patient Care
 18.4 Patient Freedom of Choice Regarding Access to Pharmacists and Pharmacies
 18.3 Medical Cannabis
 18.2 Inclusion of Pharmacists as Part of Optimal Team-Based Care in Training Videos
 18.1 Pharmacist-Led Community Health Coalitions to Improve Patient Medication Adherence
 17.3 A Resolution Urging Dispensers to Submit Names Contained on Government IDs or Insurance Cards to the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database (CSMD)
 17.2 A Resolution Advocating for Pharmacy Technician Representation on the Tennessee State Board of Pharmacy
 17.1 TPA House of Delegates A Resolution Advocating for Increased Healthcare Access through Pharmacist-Provided Care with the Support of Pharmacy Technicians
 16.02 Continuing Education Credit for Actively Precepting Students
 16.01 To Honor Dr. Larry D. Calhoun
 15.03 Pharmacist Involvement in Opioid Antagonist Management
 15.02 To Honor Dr. Baeteena M. Black
 14.03 Encouraging the Use of FDA Registered Outsourcing Facilities for Bulk Sterile Compounded Parenteral Products
 14.02 To Pursue Legislation to Address the Problems Associated with the Use of MAC Pricing
 14.01 Pharmacist Support of Defining and Engaging in Collaborative Pharmacy Practice in Tennessee
 13.03 To Pursue More Severe Punishment for Criminal Actions Against Pharmacies, Pharmacists, or Other Dispensing Health Care Providers
 13.01 Encouraging Local Pharmacy District Relationships with Student Pharmacists
 12.02 To Recognize Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care Services
 12.01 To Urge the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy to Remove the Pharmacy Internship Rule Requiring 400 Hours of Practical Experience Outside the Confines of the College
 11.01 To Recognize Dick R. Gourley, Pharm.D. for Meritorious Service and Leadership as Dean of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
 10.04 To Honor and Express Congratulations to Kevin Eidson, Pharm.D., on His Meritorious Service as Executive Director of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
 10.03 Independence of the Board of Pharmacy
 10.02 Controlled Substance Database

2000-2009 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

 09.01 To Further Efforts by the Tennessee Pharmacists Association to Be Environmentally Conservative in Providing Member Services
 08.02 To Mark the 125th Anniversary of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association
 08.01 Postgraduate Residency Training
 07.03 Implementation of new Medicaid Rule for AMP-based FULs
 07.02 Development of New Pharmacy Schools in Tennessee
 07.01 Promotion of the Tennessee Universal Medication List
 06.4 To Support the Election of a Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Director with Appropriate Qualifications and Salary as Determined by the Board
 06.3 To Honor and Express Appreciation to David Pesterfield, Pharmacy Plus Programs and Braden’s Furniture
 06.2 To Honor and Express Congratulations to Kendall M. Lynch, D.Ph., on His Meritorious Service as Executive Director of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
 05.5 To Call for A New State Contract for “Safety Net” Pharmacy Services
 05.4 To Expand Designated Seats in the TPA House of Delegates
 05.3 To Observe the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the TPA Women’s Auxiliary
 05.2 Patient Medication List
 05.1 To Honor and Express Congratulations to Albert H. Price, D.Ph.
 04.7 To Express Congratulations to William E. Evans, Pharm.D.
 04.6 Support for the Governor’s Task Force on Methamphetamine Abuse
 04.5 To Express Appreciation to Joseph E. Johnson, Ph.D.
 04.4 To Express Appreciation to the Members of the 103rd General Assembly for Supporting Funding of a New University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Building
 04.3 To Express Appreciation to the Honorable Phil Bredesen, Governor of Tennessee, for Supporting Funding of a New University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Building
 04.2 To Support the “Asthmatic School Children’s Treatment and Health Maintenance Act of 2003” H.R. 2023
 04.01 To Oppose Changes in the Pharmacy Benefit of the State of Tennessee Group Insurance Program
 03.08 To Honor Senator Roscoe Dixon
 03.07 To Honor Representative Nathan Vaughn
 03.06 To Honor and Congratulate Barbara McAndrew on her Meritorious Service as the First Consumer Member of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
 03.04 Medical Service Supplier
 03.03 Support for Pharmacy Benefit Manager Company Regulation
 03.02 Requiring the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry to Package Prescription Medication in Unit-of-Use Packaging
 03.01 TennCare Pharmacy Co-Pays
 02.05 Support of Personnel Training Regarding Prescription Transcriptions
 02.04 Support for the Tennessee Arthritis Action Plan
 02.03 To Honor Marcia Williams
 02.02 To Honor Representative Shelby A. Rhinehart
 02.01 Recommendation for the Allowance of an Emergency Drug Kit Containing Controlled Substances in Long Term Care Facilities
 01.06 Support of Proposed National Legislation Affecting Pharmacy
 01.05 Opposition to Medicare Discount Card Proposal
 00.11 Third Class of Drugs
 00.10 Opposition to Implementation of New Medicaid AWP Prices
 00.9 In Memory of Senator Kenneth (“Pete”) Springer
 00.8 To Honor Douglas Anthony (Tony) Powers
 00.7 Right to Unlimited Access to Disease Management
 00.6 Immediate Availability of Meter Dose Inhalers to Asthmatic Students
 00.5 Color Coding Meter Dose Inhalers for Improved Asthma Management
 00.4 OTC Anti-theft Labeling
 00.3 Support for a Standardized Pharmacy Benefit Identification Card
 00.2 To Honor Jimmy McDonald
 00.1 To Honor William S. Chance

1990-1999 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

 99.8 To Honor Emmett S. Manley, Jr.
 99.7 Support for the Quality Health-Care Coalition Act of 1999
 99.6 Timely Notification of Providers by Third Parties
 99.5 Encouragement of Patients to Talk to Pharmacists
 99.3 Recognition for Pharmacists as Health Care Providers
 99.2 To Honor Kenneth E. Avis
 99.1 To Honor Rolland Carvel (Dudley) Hoskins
 98.6 To Honor Shawn D. Pruitt
 98.5 To Honor Jay Phipps, Jr.
 98.4 To Honor Timothy L. Tucker, Pharm.D.
 98.3 Planning Money for a University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Building
 98.2 Reimbursement for Claims Processor Failures
 98.1 Funding of Tennessee Poison Centers
 97.7 To Preserve the Practice of Compounding
 97.6 To Support the Patient Advocacy Act
 97.5 To Include Pharmacist Reference on OTC Labels
 97.4 For Development of Disaster Assistance Plans
 97.1 Anorectic Drugs
 96.6 Regulation and Restriction of “Nutritional Supplements”
 96.5 To Establish a Special Committee on Compounding Practice
 96.4 To Honor Senator James Rand McNally
 96.3 To Honor Representative Shelby A. Rhinehart
 96.2 Counseling Counter Height
 96.1 Support of the Proposed Tennessee Pharmacy Practice Act
 95.10 Communication of the Value of Pharmacists’ Services
 95.8 Resolution in Memory of Ernest Crouch
 95.7 Formation of a Society for Consultant Pharmacists
 95.4 Compensation for Cognitive Services
 95.3 CPR/ACLS/PALS Certification for Pharmacists
 95.2 Support of Pharmaceutical Care Model as the Standard of Practice
 95.1 Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Rule 1140-4-.13, Dispensing
 94.4 Starter Packages
 94.3 Third Class of Drugs
 94.2 Therapeutic Substitutions
 94.1 Preserving the Art of Compounding
 93.4 Home Infusion Therapy Compensation
 93.3 Support for Building a New Facility for the College of Pharmacy on the Memphis Campus
 93.1 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
 92.10 Mail Order Pharmacy – Catalog
 92.9 Federal Employee Prescription Benefit Program
 92.8 Commendation of Senator David Pryor (AR), Senator Jim Sasser, and Senator Al Gore
 92.6 Patient Profile and Counseling
 92.2 Home Infusion Therapy
 92.1 Consumer Protection
 91.11 Expiration Dates
 91.10 National Drug Codes
 91.9 Dosage Form Imprints
 91.4 Third Class of Drugs – OTC
 91.3 Claims Form Format (Third Party)
 91.2 Governmental Competition
 91.1 McCarran-Ferguson Act
 90.10 Physician Dispensing
 90.9 Printed Name of Prescriber
 90.8 Communicate of Prescription Orders
 90.7 UT College of Pharmacy – Increase Class Size
 90.6 Commendation of Senator David Pryor
 90.5 Discriminatory Pricing
 90.4 Long-Term Care
 90.3 Appreciation for Tom Clayton Sharp, Jr.
 90.2 Patient Counseling (CE)
 90.1 Tobacco – Smoke-Free Environment

1986-1989 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

 89.7 Mail Order
 89.6 Triplicate Prescriptions
 89.4 Sampling
 89.3 Medicaid
 89.2 Amphetamines
 89.1 Prescription Refills
 88.1 Medic Alert
 87.2 To Honor Senator James Sasser
 87.1 Legal Support
 86.1 Codeine Containing Cough Preparations