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                       SNPhA Resolutions (By Category)

Table of Contents

I. General Bylaws

II. National Executive Board

III. Education and Licensure

IV. Medication Information/ Regulations

V. Professional Practice

VI. Patient Care/Counseling

VII. Third Parties

VIII. Technology

IX. Initiatives

X. Community Service/Education
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I. General Bylaws

        SNPhA National Colors
        Black and White Colors—(wording)

        Lapel Pin—(wording)

        High School Affiliate Members*
        SNPhA supports establishing a membership category called High School Affiliate
        Members to encourage high school students to become members of SNPhA.

        National SNPhA Day
        SNPhA supports the recognition of National SNPhA Day as the Tuesday of
        National Pharmacy week (during the month of October).

        Alliance of Black Student Professionals
        Student supports establishing an active membership in the Alliance of Black
        Student Professionals.

        Bylaw
        Where as SNPhA supports an increase in the membership fee to $35. In
        addition, implement a national fundraiser to be conducted at the chapter level to
        raise additional funds.

        Be it resolved that the current SNPhA National membership dues are $40 (not
        including chapter membership dues).
        Amended by: Mercer University & University of Colorado

II. National Executive Board

       1997.1 NPhA/SNPhA Student Sponsorship Program.
       SNPhA will support a NPhA/SNPhA Student Sponsorship program to assist
       SNPhA members in attending the National Convention. Coordination of this
       program will be one of the duties of the National Treasurer.

      1997.2 Signatura Committee.
      SNPhA will organize a Signatura committee, with a representative from
      each region. The committee will assist with newsletter development.
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       2002.2 Public Relations Liasion/Elected Official.
       SNPhA supports the change of the Public Relations Liaison from an appointed
       position to one of an elected official.

       2003.4 Business Attire.
       SNPhA supports business attire as the official dress for all meetings and
       conferences.

       2004.4 Committee on Nominations.
       SNPhA supports that students serving on the committee on
       nominations musts attend a training session at the National Convention.


       2005.1 Regional Facilitators.
       SNPhA supports recognition of the office of Regional Facilitator as a permanent
       position of SNPhA.

       2010.4 Whereas doctors, nurses, and dentists have one organization to serve as
              a collective voice and have great impact,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA strongly encourages collaboration among all
                pharmacy organizations, in an effort to take the first step towards creating
                one voice for the profession of pharmacy.
                Proposed by: Virginia Commonwealth University


III. Education and Licensure

        2002.1 Pharmacy Education Act.
        SNPhA supports the Pharmacy Education Act, a bill that will provide loans and
        scholarships for pharmacy school students willing to provide care in underserved

        2003.1 Cultural Diversity in Pharmacy Education.
        SNPhA supports all efforts, guidelines and legislation, that encourage race to be
        considered as part of the admissions process, thereby promoting cultural
        diversity.

        2004.1 Herbal Medications on NAPLEX.
        SNPhA supports incorporating the content of herbal medications in a required
        course curriculum and not as an elective course in every pharmacy program.

        2004.3 Cultural Competency.
        SNPhA supports the provisions of the National Standards for Culturally and
        Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), published by the US Department of
        Health and Human Services, that impact culturally competent health care
        education among health care professionals.
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        2005.1 Dual Degree Programs.
        SNPhA supports the establishment of dual degree programs in pharmacy
        schools and/or the administering of information conducive to the acquisition of a
        dual degree.

        2006.6 Board Examination.
         SNPhA does not support graduation as a requirement to sit for the boards.

        2007.1 Whereas the presence of health disparities is a growing issue in
              pharmacy practice, be it resolved that SNPhA supports the
              implementation of student education on health disparities within the
              curricula of all colleges and schools of pharmacy.
              Proposed by: Hampton University

        2007.3 Whereas in the pharmacy setting, there is an overwhelming number of
               patients utilizing various Medicare Part D plans, be it resolved that
               SNPhA encourages the requirement of Medicare Part D Awareness as
               part of the curriculum of all colleges and schools of pharmacy.
               Proposed by: Virginia Commonwealth University

        2007.7 Where as there is an increasing use of herbal and botanical products and
              it is necessary that pharmacists be knowledgeable of natural product
              chemistry, be it resolved that SNPhA supports the inclusion of
              pharmacognosy courses into the Pharm.D. curriculum.
              Proposed by: The Ohio State University

        2007.8 Whereas the use of herbal substances has increased, making drug
              interactions among these substances of paramount importance, be it
              resolved that SNPhA supports more aggressive herbal
              education in current PharmD curriculums.
              Proposed by: Medical University of South Carolina

        2007.14 Whereas pharmacy interns are working temporary positions with an
              emphasis on educational training rather than mere
              employment and whereas pharmacy interns are seeking skills for
              careers as pharmacists rather than pharmacy technicians, be it resolved
              that the SNPhA supports pharmacy interns receiving focused training and
              practice as pharmacists.
              Proposed by: University of Tennessee


        2007.17 Whereas Medicare Part D plans reimburse pharmacists for Medication
              Therapy Management (MTM), be it resolved that SNPhA supports the
              implementation of pharmacist and student pharmacist training on how to
              administer and receive reimbursement for MTM cognitive services.
              Proposed by: University of Oklahoma
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        2008.1 Whereas pharmacists often come into contact with patients who may be
              victims of abuse in their own household, whereas domestic and family
              violence is a significant health issue for many underserved patients,
              whereas pharmacists act as the primary point of access for patients to
              health care

                 Be it resolved that SNPhA supports training for pharmacy students in
                the following areas: recognizing the signs of abuse, effective
                communication skills sensitive to victims of family and or domestic
                violence, victim confidentiality and referring patients to appropriate
                venues for help.
                Amended by: Texas A&M Health Science Center

       2008.6 Whereas only limited states require advanced credentials for pharmacy
              technicians, whereas pharmacy chains still hire pharmacy technicians with
              no experience and a minimum of a high school diploma and whereas
              improperly trained pharmacy staff and technicians pose potential hazards
              to patient care;

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports improving the standard requirements
                to qualify as a pharmacy technician and progressing their role to include
                certification and higher pay.
                Proposed: Medical University of South Carolina
                Amended by: University of Maryland


       2008.8 **See Resolution 2010.23

      2008.10 Whereas in the pharmacy setting, there is an increased demand for
              patients to receive immunizations each year, where pharmacists and
              intern pharmacist provide them;

                Be it resolved that SNPhA encourages immunization certification classes
                be part of all pharmacy schools, as state laws allow.
                Amended by: University of California, San Francisco


       2009.3 **See Resolution 2010.23

       2009.9 Whereas; ASHP takes the position “that by the year 2020, the completion
              of an ASHP-accredited postgraduate-year-one residency should be a
              requirement for all new college of pharmacy graduates who will be
              providing direct patient care.”
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                Be it resolved; SNPhA takes the position “that by 2020, the completion of
                an ASHP-accredited postgraduate-year-one residency should be
                encouraged and ASHP should further support the initiation of residencies
                that serve under-represented minority communities.”
                Amended by: NOVA Southeastern University

       2010.5 Whereas the Spanish speaking community is now a prominent component
              of the patient population that pharmacy serves,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA encourages the implementation of a medical
                Spanish elective as part of the curriculum of all pharmacy schools.
                Proposed by: Virginia Commonwealth University

      2010.17 Whereas the rapid formation of pharmacy schools has highlighted issues
              such as the shortage of faculty members, especially in the practice area,
              and the quality of pharmacy education due to the lack of experienced
              faculty and experiential sites,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA encourages increased preceptorship by
                pharmacists as well as increased exposure to academic pharmacy in
                current PharmD curricula.
                Proposed by: Mercer University
                Amended by: Mercer University

      2010.23 Whereas SNPhA bylaw and policies need to remain current, relevant, and
              non-redundant,

                Be it resolved
                   a) to combine and replace resolutions 2008.8 and 2009.3 with new
                        language:

                        Whereas healthcare professionals essential skill sets that improve
                        patient outcomes,

                      Be it resolved that SNPhA supports increased healthcare
                      integrated interdisciplinary problem based learning courses and
                      opportunities to create a collaborative healthcare environment.
                Proposed by: Loma Linda University
                Amendment by: Texas Southern University



IV. Medication Information/ Regulations

        2003.5 Foreign Drug Importation.
              SNPhA does not support legislation that enables prescription drugs to
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                be imported to the U.S. from foreign countries that are not subject to the
                FDA approval process.

       2003.6 Regulation of Ephedra containing supplements.
               SNPhA not only supports the analysis of the safety of
              dietary supplements containing Ephedra but also strongly encourages the
              regulation of sales of such supplements.

       2003.7 Internet Access to Durgs.
              SNPhA supports legislation that prevents the initiation of new drug
              therapies via the internet without an in-clinic consultation.

        2004.2 FDA Mandated Drug Comparison with Gold Standard Medications.
              SNPhA encourages the FDA to establish a mandatory system where
              already marketed drugs are compared to the gold standard drugs in
              that class for optimal therapeutic outcomes.

        2005.3 **See Resolution 2008.7

       2008.7 Whereas many prescription medications are being granted over-the-
              counter status and some OTC medications have questionable safety; Be it
              resolved that SNPhA supports the creation of Behind-the-Counter
              classification of drugs which can only be sold after consultation with a
              pharmacist to improve patient pharmacist interaction and improve safety
              of medication use.
              Proposed by: Medical University of South Carolina
       2008.9 Whereas some fourteen states have adopted a uniform health insurance
              card which allows for ease and accuracy in the gathering of patient
              information, fewer customer service calls and quicker access to
              medications, thereby, permitting pharmacists more time to counsel and
              provide health services to patients;

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the implementation of uniform
                prescription drug cards that include all of the necessary information for
                processing prescription claims for all and supports requiring insurance
                companies operating within a given state to provide standardized cards to
                insured individuals.
                Proposed by: University of Tennessee


        2010.14 Whereas the AMA has resolved that they support the expansion of a
              physician’s role to include dispensing medications, traditionally a
              pharmacist’s role, the resolution produces a conflict of interest for
              physicians and possesses the potential to contribute to the increasing
              rates of prescription drug diversion,
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                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the preservation of the pharmacists’
                role as a safeguard in the health care system, while preserving a
                physician’s right to provide samples, by limiting the dispensing
                responsibilities to pharmacists and pharmacies.

                May it further be resolved that SNPhA encourages state pharmacy
                organizations to work with their state legislatures to implement prescription
                drug monitoring programs that work with pharmacies to collect, review,
                and analyze prescription data as a means to control the illegal diversion of
                prescription drugs.
                Proposed by: University of Houston

      2010.21 Whereas SNPhA bylaw and policies need to remain current, relevant, and
              non-redundant,

                Be it resolved
                   a) to repeal resolution 2005.3 and keep resolution 2008.7;
                Proposed by: Loma Linda University


V. Professional Practice

        2006.4 Treatment Clinics.
               SNPhA encourages the establishment of more acute treatment clinics
              that work in partnership with the retail setting to utilize pharmacist’s drug
              expertise, thereby promoting teamwork between health care providers and
              pharmacists.

        2007.2 **See Resolution 2010.22


        2007.6 Whereas cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of
              premature death in the United States, be it resolved that
              SNPhA encourages pharmacists and pharmacy corporations to
              cease the sale of tobacco within pharmacies; be it further resolved that
              SNPhA promotes the sale of smoking cessation products within
              pharmacies.
              Proposed by: Purdue University

        2007.10 Whereas physicians, nurse practitioners, and other prescribing
              clinicians are currently allowed to handwrite prescriptions, be it resolved
              that SNPhA encourages a mandatory requirement that all
              prescriptions be type-written, containing all accurate and appropriate
              information necessary for proper filling and dispensing of the prescription.
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                Proposed by: St. Louis College of Pharmacy

        2007.13 Whereas community pharmacists are working longer hours and
              evidence shows that errors increase with fatigue, be it resolved that
              SNPhA supports mandatory lunch breaks for retail pharmacists working in
              excess of 6 consecutive hours.
              Proposed by: Medical University of South Carolina

       2008.5 Whereas there are legislative proposals in place that aim to remove the
              ability of pharmacists to make generically equivalent substitutions without
              first obtaining the approval of the prescribing physician;

                Be it resolved SNPhA supports the professional judgment and right of
                pharmacists to adequately make generically equivalent substitutions
                without first obtaining the approval of the prescribing physician.
                Proposed by: Mercer University


      2009.6 Whereas some prescriptions are filled for incorrect medications and
             inappropriate duration of treatment

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the action of authorized prescribers to
                write the indication (approved and off-label uses) or suspected indication
                on every prescription in an effort to ensure safe and accurate usage of
                medications
                Amended by: University of Houston


       2010.6 Whereas patient information is often lost when transferring prescriptions
              from one pharmacy to another; and whereas such information is vital if
              pharmacists wish to provide the best care to their patients,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports a concerted effort among all
                pharmacies to transfer all patient medical information to the new
                pharmacy alongside the information pertaining to the prescription being
                transferred.
                Proposed by: Campbell University
                Amended by: Virginia Commonwealth University


      2010.11 Whereas pharmacist require adequate sustenance and rest in order to
              perform their jobs in a timely and accurate manner,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the requirement for a minimum 30
                minute meal break for all pharmacy staff scheduled for at least an eight
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                hours work day, to reduce the risk of medication error due to pharmacists’
                fatigue.
                Proposed by: Campbell University
                Amended by: Hampton University

      2010.12 Whereas coupons encouraging patients to transfer prescriptions to other
              pharmacies interfere with providing adequate care and services to
              patients,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA does NOT support the use of transfer coupons
                (coupons that offer discounts to patients if they switch pharmacies)
                between different retail stores.
                Proposed by: Campbell University
                Amended by: Campbell and Wingate University

      2010.15 Whereas many other health care professionals, such as physicians and
              nurses, have a code of ethics that indicates their right to respectfully
              decline medical services to individuals on the bases of religious and moral
              convictions; moreover, APhA’s policy supports the expansion of this right
              to pharmacists provided that access to appropriate healthcare is not
              disrupted,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA also supports a pharmacist’s right to decline
                health care services or activities that would be contrary to his or her
                religious beliefs, moral convictions, or moral standards of their pharmacy
                profession, with the stipulation that access to an alternative healthcare
                provider or service is provided and within the implications of the law.

                May it further be resolved that SNPhA also supports the encouragement
                of the Pharmacy Profession to pursue a united declaration of the
                conscience clause within the Pharmacists Code of Ethics.
                Proposed by: University of Houston
                Amended by: University of Houston

      2010.19 Whereas sample drugs are often provided to patients by prescribers to
              reduce drug costs,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the distribution of prescription
                discount vouchers to allow patients to continue to receive initial treatment
                at a discounted price.
                Proposed by: University of Tennessee


VI. Patient Care/Counseling

        2005.4 Direct to Consumer Advertising.
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                SNPhA encourages drug manufacturers and their affiliate marketing
                agencies to incorporate more patient education into their direct-to-
                consumer marketing to reinforce the importance of patients playing an
                integral role in the drug utilization process through attaining a better
                understanding of their disease state.


        2006.3 Ethical Values.
              SNPhA is opposed to individual pharmacists imposing their religious,
              social or personal beliefs on any patient who presents a valid prescription,
              or requests to purchase a non-prescription item.


        2007.2 **See Resolution 2010.22

        2007.5 Whereas there is an increasing incidence of adverse effects associated
              with the misuse of over the counter (OTC) products, including fatal events,
              be it resolved that SNPhA encourages pharmacists to educate patients
              and increase their awareness of the usage and side effects of OTC
              products prior to purchase.
              Proposed by: University of Iowa


       2007.11 Whereas Plan B (Levonorgestrel) is now available without a prescription
              for those age 18 years and older, be it resolved that SNPhA supports
              counseling on Plan B prior to dispensing by the pharmacist.
              Proposed by: Campbell University

        2008.2 Whereas numerous patients utilize the convenience of drive-thru services
                from retail pharmacies;

                Be it resolved that SNPhA encourages pharmacies and pharmacists to
                make clear the benefits of coming inside the pharmacy for individual
                patient counseling; however, counseling will still be available through the
                drive-thru upon receipt of patient permission.
                Proposed: Purdue University
                Amended by: University of Cincinnati
        2008.3 Whereas SNPhA supports the use of cell phones by pharmacy patients;
              Be it resolved that cell phones should be prohibited in the pharmacy pick-
              up/drop-off area to allow efficient communication between the pharmacy
              staff and patient.
              Proposed: Campbell University
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       2008.4 Whereas patient education is an important part of patient centered care;
              Be it resolved that SNPhA encourages the use of diagnosis codes or other
              indication specific wording on all prescriptions for the purposes of proper
              patient education.
              Proposed: Hampton University


      2009.4 Whereas justice is an obligation to treat everyone in a fair manner and for
             healthcare providers to ensure an equal quality of care to all of their
             patients, including patients who are limited in English proficiency.

                Be it resolved SNPhA encourages pharmacies to utilize and increase
                patient awareness of tools that provide adequate language access (i.e.
                telephone interpretation and non-English patient materials). As a result,
                patients will be better equipped with comprehensible information that will
                promote equality in healthcare, improve therapeutic outcomes, and
                provide a more diversified patient population with the autonomy afforded
                to everyone.
                Amended by: Campbell University


       2010.1 Whereas various pharmacies have documents requiring patient or
              caregiver signatures denoting acceptance or decline of the offer to
              counsel on their prescription medications,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA encourages pharmacists or pharmacy interns to
                counsel on new prescriptions and offer counseling on refill medications
                being dispensed at the pharmacy.
                Proposed by: University of Charleston
                Amended by: University of Tennessee


     2010.13 Whereas it has been shown that pharmacist administered medication
             reconciliation/discharge counseling improves patient outcomes,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the completion of medication
                reconciliation/discharge counseling by a pharmacist or pharmacy student
                under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist upon a patient’s
                discharge from the hospital or transfer between different levels of care.
                Proposed by: Chicago State University

      2010.15 Whereas many other health care professionals, such as physicians and
              nurses, have a code of ethics that indicates their right to respectfully
              decline medical services to individuals on the bases of religious and moral
              convictions; moreover, APhA’s policy supports the expansion of this right
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                to pharmacists provided that access to appropriate healthcare is not
                disrupted,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA also supports a pharmacist’s right to decline
                health care services or activities that would be contrary to his or her
                religious beliefs, moral convictions, or moral standards of their pharmacy
                profession, with the stipulation that access to an alternative healthcare
                provider or service is provided and within the implications of the law.

                May it further be resolved that SNPhA also supports the encouragement
                of the Pharmacy Profession to pursue a united declaration of the
                conscience clause within the Pharmacists Code of Ethics.
                Proposed by: University of Houston
                Amended by: University of Houston

     2010.22 Whereas SNPhA bylaw and policies need to remain current, relevant, and
             non-redundant,

                Be it resolved
                   a) to replace resolutions 2007.2 and 2008.2 with new language:

                      Whereas, within the pharmacy setting there is an increasing
                      amount of drive-thru pharmacy options which could lead to a
                      decrease in patient consultation and medication safety, be it
                      resolved that
                         1. SNPhA discourages the use of drive-thru facilities in
                             pharmacies for the pick up of new prescriptions;
                         2. SNPhA encourages pharmacies and pharmacists to make
                             clear the benefits of coming inside the pharmacy for
                             individual patient counseling; however, counseling will still
                             be available through the drive-thru upon receipt of patient
                             permission.
                Proposed by: Loma Linda University



VII. Third Parties
        2006.1Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner License (CPP).
              SNPhA supports the clinical pharmacy practitioner license (CPP) and the
              recognition of pharmacists as a “Provider” for purposes of
              reimbursement for pharmaceutical health care services rendered.
        2007.9 Whereas there as there has been a recent implementation of medication
              therapy management (MTM) programs, be it resolved that SNPhA
              supports programs instituted to increase awareness and utilization of
              pharmacist reimbursement codes.
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                Proposed by: The Ohio State University

      2007.12 Whereas there are current governmental proposals that would reduce
             pharmacy reimbursement below the purchasing cost, be it resolved that
             SNPhA supports pharmacy reimbursement that takes into consideration
             the total cost of dispensing which would cover in full the purchasing cost.
              Proposed by: Campbell University

       2007.16 Whereas Gardasil, [Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
             Recombinant Vaccine] is the first FDA approved vaccine to
             prevent cervical cancer and vulvar and vaginal pre-cancers caused by
             types of HPV, be it resolved that SNPhA supports the immunization of
             females at high risk with Gardasil. And be it further resolved that SNPhA
             supports the requirement of full Third Party coverage for the Gardasil
             series.
             Proposed by: University of Tennessee


       2009.7 Whereas the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
              recommends that a patient be on “several” covered medications to qualify
              for MTM services under Medicare part D

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports modifying the regulations under CMS,
                quantifying the amount of medications which qualify patient eligibility for
                MTM services; specified as three medications.
                Proposed by: University of Tennessee

       2009.8 Whereas in the state of Tennessee, a state funded Medicaid program,
              Tenncare, is used to ensure healthcare and prescription benefits for many
              individuals who would otherwise not be afforded such benefits

                Be it resolved that SNPhA strongly supports patients receiving
                prescriptions through state funded Medicaid programs meet with a
                pharmacist to complete a review of both acute and chronic illnesses and
                prescription as well as non prescription as deemed eligible by Medicaid
                programs. Services provided by pharmacists would be covered by the
                utilization of reimbursement codes.
                Amended by: University of Houston

      2009.10 Whereas; it has been shown that pharmacist can improve patient
              outcomes through medication therapy management and WHEREAS
              pharmacists do not have healthcare provider status under the Medicare
              Part B program

                Be it resolved; that SNPhA supports the recognition of pharmacists by
                Medicare Part B as healthcare providers in all 50 states by 2015.
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                Proposed by: University of Illinois at Chicago
                Amended by: University of Illinois at Chicago and Texas Southern
                University

       2010.3 Whereas a significant number of Americans cannot afford health
              insurance and America is on the verge of an unprecedented health care
              reform,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports an establishment of a public health
                insurance option to help decrease health care costs and make health care
                affordable to more Americans.
                Proposed by: Texas A&M Health Science Center
                Amended by: University of Illinois at Chicago

      2010.7 Whereas young adults are among the largest and fastest growing
             segment of the population lacking access to affordable health care,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the Patient Protection and Affordable
                Care Act to ensure young adults to have quality and affordable health
                insurance choices.
                Proposed by: University of the Incarnate Word

     2010.18 Whereas Physicians have the final say in prescription adjudication claims

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports an effort to make physicians more
                aware of drug costs, patient co-pay structures and prior authorizations, by
                encouraging the continuing education of physicians by pharmacists about
                new drug information, appropriate use of generics and formulary
                structures, to ensure the timely and efficient dispensing of medications at
                the pharmacy.
                Proposed by: Wingate University

VIII. Technology
       2003.7 Internet Access to Durgs.
              SNPhA supports legislation that prevents the initiation of new drug
              therapies via the internet without an in-clinic consultation.

      2006.5 Controlled Substance Database.
              SNPhA supports the development and implementation of this
             system to help minimize fraud and abuse of controlled substances.

      2007.4 Whereas there has been increasing support for the use of automated
             dispensing machines, be it resolved that SNPhA does not support the use
             of pharmaceutical vending machines in physician offices or community
             pharmacies.
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                Proposed by: University of Illinois-Chicago

       2009.1 Whereas health care providers have shown a dramatic transition toward
              Electronic Prescribing in recent year

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the development of a universal E-
                prescribing system and/or with adequate training for all participating
                providers in an attempt to combat prescription entry errors resulting from
                improper use.
                Proposed by: Campbell University
                Amended by: Campbell University

      2009.2 Whereas a verified effort by all health care professionals maintaining a
             patient’s health across their continuum of care

                Be it resolved SNPhA supports and encourages pharmacists and other
                health care providers to join a national database of electronic medical
                records with patient approved enrollment and patient controlled access at
                the point of care so that pharmacists might be better able to oversee their
                patients’ medical care.
                Amended by: University of Illinois Chicago

      2010.20 Whereas the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 was put in
              place to assist in the regulation of pseudoephedrine sales,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA support the implementation of a nationalized
                real time web based tool that enables pharmacists, retailers, and law
                enforcement to track the sales of products containing pseudoephedrine to
                prevent individuals from purchasing pseudoephedrine across state lines.
                Proposed by: LECOM School of Pharmacy


IX. Initiatives
       1997.2 Operation Immunization.
              SNPhA will support and jointly develop the project, Operation
              Immunization, in conjunction with APhA-ASP.

        2003.1 HIV/AIDS Awareness Project.
              SNPhA will develop a HIV/AIDS Awareness National Project targeting
              minority communities.

        2003.2 Health Literacy Awareness.
              SNPhA supports efforts to educate its members, health practitioners and
              the general public on health literacy disparities, in an effort to improve
              medication use outcomes.
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       2007.15 Whereas only limited states permit interns to become certified in
             administering immunizations,be it resolved that SNPhA supports
             aggressive campaigning to state legislatures and schools and
             colleges of pharmacy to gain authority for all registered pharmacy interns
             nationwide to administer immunizations.
             Proposed by: University of Colorado

       2009.5 Whereas diabetes has become a disease that disproportionately affects
              minority populations

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the adoption of Diabetes Awareness
                as a national initiative
                Proposed by: Hampton University

       2010.2 Whereas pharmacy legislative day is an opportunity for pharmacists and
              pharmacy students to advocate for the profession of pharmacy in their
              respective states

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports pharmacist and pharmacy student
                activism regarding legislation that affects the profession of pharmacy.
                Proposed by: University of Charleston
                Amended by: The University of New England

     2010.16 Whereas pharmacists and other health care professionals volunteer to
             provide accessible pharmaceutical care and health care assistance to
             patients affected by natural disasters and emergency situations,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the corroboration of each chapter's
                healthcare initiative committee to take measures that provides and
                encourages healthcare relief during times of crisis.
                Proposed by: University of Houston
                Amended by: Texas Southern University


X. Community Service/Education

      2010.8 Whereas mental degenerative disease states are progressive, debilitative,
             costly and becoming more prevalent among underserved patients,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports the education of target populations on
                such disease states to help patients and their families seek medical care
                to minimize associated costs and improve quality of life.
                Proposed by: University of the Incarnate Word
                Amended by: University of Houston
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     2010.9 Whereas teenage and unplanned pregnancy has been the root of a
            number of important public health and social challenges,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports The National Campaign to provide
                more education regarding proper and effective contraception use to
                teenagers, parents, and young adults in order to prevent unplanned
                pregnancies. .
                Proposed by: University of the Incarnate Word
                Amendment submitted by: University of Chicago


     2010.10 Whereas the prevalence of obesity disproportionately affects minorities;
             whereas obesity may lead to other co-morbidities,

                Be it resolved that SNPhA supports efforts to educate target populations
                on lifestyle modifications such as proper nutrition, exercise, and stress
                management in order to promote healthier living.
                Proposed by: University of the Incarnate Word

				
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