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Board of Directors - Secretary's Report

18 Sep 2017 10:30 AM | MSHP Office (Administrator)

Author: Elaine Ogden, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM 
MSHP Secretary

The MSHP Board of Directors (BOD) has been working diligently over the summer to transition the new board members in, establish a working budget, and review/update the strategic plan for the next year.  There are several great things the board is working on, listed throughout this edition of the MSHP Newsletter, but here are a few interesting facts not listed elsewhere!

July BOD Updates

  • The FY17-18 budget was approved at the strategic planning meeting as well as finalized a few outstanding payments for the FY16-17 year.
  • David Wolfrath has been appointed as the as MSHP representative to the Hospital Advisory Committee by the BOD
  • MSHP has begun meeting with several thought leaders in Missouri on legislation relating to the Missouri Pharmacy Practice Advancement Act. The group met on July 11th in Columbia, MO and their purpose was to discuss verbiage changes to pharmacist’s scope of practice in the state of Missouri. The group will be reaching out to MPA and MHA to gain support to foster change. The group still would like to solicit feedback from other areas of practice such as long-term care and ambulatory care pharmacist to obtain support to give uniform voice in MO and hopingly get the bill on the docket early next year!

August BOD Updates

  • The strategic plan was approved by the BOD
  • The Website committee reported continual work on updating the MSHP website. If a link does not work, please reach out the Website Committee!
  • The Education and Programming Committee provided updates for the Fall meeting as well as an introduction to the joint MSHP/KCHP meeting in May 2018
  • MSHP has applied for ASHP re-affiliation

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