The Official Publication Of The Florida Pharmacy Association JULY 2012
2012-2013 FPA President
florida PHARMACY TODAY Departments 4 Calendar
VOL. 75 | NO. 7 JULY 2012 the official publication of the florida pharmacy association
5 Presidentâ€™s Viewpoint
9 Executive Insight
Handbook of Association Information
26 Buyerâ€™s Guide
Take part in the full benefits of Florida Pharmacy Association membership. Included is information you can use to participate in legislative activities and information you need to contact association leadership.
A Proactive Board for Patient Safety
Executive Committee ...............6 Address ...............................................6 Staff .......................................................6 Organization .................................. 12 Mission Statement ................... 13 Past Presidents .......................... 13 CE Calendar .................................... 14
CE Requirements ....................... 14 Code of Ethics ..............................16 Unit Associations .......................17 History .................................................17 Constitution ...................................19 Bylaws ...............................................20 #1 Club ................................................25
FPA Calendar 2012
29th Annual Southeastern Gatherin
October 9 - 10 Florida Board of Pharmacy Meeting - Tallahassee
11 - 14 NABP District III and SE Officers Conference
13-17 NCPA Meeting San Diego, California
14 - 15 Board of Pharmacy Meeting Tallahassee
20-21 FPA Midyear Clinical Consultant and Nuclear Pharmacist Meeting Orlando
25 - 26 FPA Committee and Council Meetings SEPTEMBER 1
Deadline to submit nominations for FPA Office
Labor Day - FPA Office Closed
FPA Clinical Consultant Conference Fort Lauderdale
FPA Budget and Finance Committee and Board of Directors Meeting Orlando
15-17 NASPA and ASPL Fall Meeting Tucsan, Arizona 15-17 ASCP Annual Meeting National Harbor, Maryland 22-23 Thanksgiving - FPA Office Closed
Mission Statements: of the Florida Pharmacy Today Journal
The Florida Pharmacy Today Journal is a peer reviewed journal which serves as a medium through which the Florida Pharmacy Association can communicate with the profession on advances in the sciences of pharmacy, socio-economic issues bearing on pharmacy and newsworthy items of interest to the profession. As a self-supported journal, it solicits and accepts advertising congruent with its expressed mission.
of the Florida Pharmacy Today Board of Directors
The mission of the Florida Pharmacy Today Board of Directors is to serve in an advisory capacity to the managing editor and executive editor of the Florida Pharmacy Today Journal in the establishment and interpretation of the Journal’s policies and the management of the Journal’s fiscal responsibilities. The Board of Directors also serves to motivate the Florida Pharmacy Association members to secure appropriate advertising to assist the
Journal in its goal of self-support.
For a complete calendar of events go to www.pharmview.com CE CREDITS (CE cycle) The Florida Board of Pharmacy requires 10 hours LIVE Continuing Education as part of the required 30 hours general education needed every license renewal period. Pharmacists should have satisfied all continuing education requirements for this biennial period by September 30, 2013 or prior to licensure renewal. *For Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Application, Exam Information and Study materials, please contact the FPA office. For More Information on CE Programs or Events: Contact the Florida Pharmacy Association at (850) 222-2400 or visit our Web site at www.pharmview.com CONTACTS FPA — Michael Jackson (850) 222-2400 FSHP — Michael McQuone (850) 906-9333 U/F — Dan Robinson (352) 273-6240 FAMU — Leola Cleveland (850) 599-3301 NSU — Carsten Evans (954) 262-1300 DISCLAIMER Articles in this publication are designed to provide accurate and authoritative information with respect to the subject matter covered. This information is provided with the understanding that neither Florida Pharmacy Today nor the Florida Pharmacy Association are engaged in rendering legal or other professional services through this publication. If expert assistance or legal advice is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. The use of all medications or other pharmaceutical products should be used according to the recommendations of the manufacturers. Information provided by the maker of the product should always be consulted before use.
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The President’s Viewpoint GOAR ALVAREZ, FPA President
Let’s Focus on What We Can Be Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of the inaugural address of FPA President Goar Alvarez, Pharm.D., delivered at the 122th Annual FPA Convention and Meeting in Marco Island, Florida, on July 8, 2012. Family, colleagues and friends, as we celebrate the 125th year of our association we should reflect on its illustrious history. We should also reflect on the history of our profession with great pride. The profession of Pharmacy has been and is of great service to society. For those of us who know where we’ve been, I exhort you to mentor and guide those entering the profession of Pharmacy. For those of you who will soon be joining the ranks of the profession, I ask that you inspire us with new ideas and energy. The state of the profession is strong. Our association and our profession are made up of dedicated individuals who care deeply about the health and welfare of the patients we serve. Our profession is blessed to have many disciplines and many interests. We serve in many and varied environments: independent, chain, hospital, long-term-care, academia and others, but we are all pharmacists, one profession of Pharmacy and we should speak as one, with one voice. We all care about the same things: to help, to heal, to improve the health and lives of the patients we have sworn to serve. It does not matter if we are a chain pharmacist, an independent pharmacist, a hospital pharmacist, an academic pharmacist or any other type of pharmacist…. We are all still pharmacists; the prefix is just WHERE we practice. What benefits any one of us benefits us all, and whatever hurts any one of us hurts us all. This is a call for unity. The Florida Pharmacy Association’s
mission is to protect, preserve and promote the practice of pharmacy, and I have charged our Councils to do so. I have also charged them to devise ways to add value for our members by developing applied “how to” and “nuts and bolts” tools and programs to empower our members to succeed and
Our association and our profession are made up of dedicated individuals who care deeply about the health and welfare of the patients we serve. thrive in an evolving practice of pharmacy. There are challenges; there will always be challenges. There are opportunities; there will always be opportunities. Let’s minimize the challenges and maximize the opportunities. Let us all work together to protect, preserve and promote the practice of pharmacy. This is a call to action. As we look to the future, we must be cognizant of where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished, both as an association and as a profession. More importantly, we must focus not only on what we’ve been but on what we can be. I believe we are entering a very exciting moment in the history of pharmacy. Our profession continues to evolve in order to meet the needs of society. It has been said that we are at a “crossroads.” I say we are at the doorstep. We are at the threshold of a Gold-
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en Age in our profession. Let us boldly step across and move forward. We must evolve — society demands it of us. We must claim our rightful seat at the healthcare team table, fully integrated and utilizing all of our talents, skills, education and training in the service of mankind. This is the call for you to: Join the Evolution Revolution. Transform the Profession of Pharmacy. n
Executive Vice President/CEO Michael Jackson (850) 222-2400, ext. 200
Director of Continuing Education Tian Merren-Owens, ext. 120 Controller Wanda Hall, ext. 211
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Florida Pharmacy Today Board Chair............................................. Jennifer Pytlarz, Brandon Vice Chair...................Don Bergemann, Tarpon Springs Treasurer...............................Stephen Grabowski, Tampa Secretary.........................Stuart Ulrich, Boynton Beach Member..................................... Joseph Koptowsky, Miami Member..............................Rebecca Poston, Tallahassee Member.............................. Carol Motycka, St. Augustine Member....................................Cristina Medina, Hollywood Member................................. Norman Tomaka, Melbourne Member..............................Verender Gail Brown, Orlando Executive Editor.........Michael Jackson, Tallahassee Managing Editor.........................Dave Fiore, Tallahassee
This is a peer reviewed publication. ©2012, FLORIDA PHARMACY JOURNAL, INC. ARTICLE ACCEPTANCE: The Florida Pharmacy Today is a publication that welcomes articles that have a direct pertinence to the current practice of pharmacy. All articles are subject to review by the Publication Review Committee, editors and other outside referees. Submitted articles are received with the understanding that they are not being considered by another publication. All articles become the property of the Florida Pharmacy Today and may not be published without written permission from both the author and the Florida Pharmacy Today. The Florida Pharmacy Association assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions made by the authors to the Florida Pharmacy Today. The Journal of the Florida Pharmacy Association does not accept for publication articles or letters concerning religion, politics or any other subject the editors/ publishers deem unsuitable for the readership of this journal. In addition, The Journal does not accept advertising material from persons who are running for office in the association. The editors reserve the right to edit all materials submitted for publication. Letters and materials submitted for consideration for publication may be subject to review by the Editorial Review Board. FLORIDA PHARMACY TODAY, Annual subscription - United States and foreign, Individual $36; Institution $70/year; $5.00 single copies. Florida residents add 7% sales tax. Florida Pharmacy Association
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2012 FPA Board of Directors The Florida Pharmacy Association gratefully acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the following members of the FPA leadership who work deligently all year long on behalf of our members.
Bob Parrado.............................................................................. Chairman of the Board Goar Alvarez ................................................................................................FPA President Terry Gubbins............................................................................................ President Elect Betty Harris ............................................................................................................Treasurer Eric Alvarez.................................................Speaker of the House of Delegates Gary Koesten.................................Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates Preston McDonald, Director............................................................................ Region 1 Michael Hebb, Director ......................................................................................Region 2 Eva Sunell, Director ..............................................................................................Region 3 Raul N. Correa, Director ...................................................................................Region 4 Jeffery Parrado, Director ...............................................................................Region 5 Scott Tomerlin, Director.....................................................................................Region 6 Paul Rohrbaugh, Director.................................................................................. Region 7 Raul Gallo, Director.................................................................................................Region 8 Paul Elias, Director.................................................................................................Region 9 Constance Hogrefe.................................................................President Elect FSHP Michael Jackson........................................Executive Vice President and CEO
Florida Pharmacy Today Journal Board Chair......................................................Jennifer Pytlarz, email@example.com Vice Chair......................................................... Don Bergemann, firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer....................Stephen Grabowski, email@example.com Secretary...................................................................Stuart Ulrich, Stuarx@aol.com Member.................................................Joseph Koptowsky, firstname.lastname@example.org Member........................Rebecca Poston, email@example.com Member....................................................... Carol Motycka, firstname.lastname@example.org Member........................................................Cristina Medina, email@example.com Member................................................................Norman Tomaka, FLRX9@aol.com Member................... Verender Gail Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org Executive Editor................Michael Jackson, email@example.com Managing Editor...................Dave Fiore, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Executive Insight Michael Jackson, BPharm, EVP & CEO, Florida Pharmacy Association by michael jackson, RPh
Advancing Member Service Using the Internet
ou asked for a method to bridge relationships with our membership, and we searched for a way to fulfill your needs. You asked for an easier way to keep your dues current with the most accurate information in your membership accounts, and we found a solution. An easier way to register for conferences and educational programs was needed, and technology found its way into the FPA website. Need a paid receipt? Register online and you can print one instantly without having to wait for one to be mailed to you. By the time you read this article, the Florida Pharmacy Association has transitioned its member management software to Pharmview.com version 3.0. Our new website gives us the ability to integrate our member data with a secure web-based portal, giving you a lot more flexibility, information and access to FPA programs and services. New tools are now available that will be rolled out in phases, giving our members the ability to connect with each other and form community groups. As a member with a record in the Pharmview system, you control the content. There are significant improvements in the way you can view information on upcoming FPA meetings and conferences. Your continuing education credits earned through FPA programs will be published as transcripts and certificates in your member record. There will no longer be a need to hunt for CE certificates. Just log in with your user ID and password, and certificates for future FPA programs that you attend will be available for downloading and printing. There is also a map tool to guide you to conference locations.
Want to see our leadership directory? You will find it on Pharmview.com. Looking for current laws and rules related to the practice, profession or business of pharmacy? Signing in as a member will get you just a mouse click or
Our new website gives us the ability to integrate our member data with a secure web-based portal, giving you a lot more flexibility, information and access to FPA programs and services.
two away from a comprehensive resource and listing of public policies that govern what we do. We have even made it easier to refer your colleagues and friends to the FPA. If they join though this connection tool it may help you earn membership status in our popular #1 Club. Those currently in the #1 Club will be able to see if they qualify for #1 Club super benefits. Our online store offers many resources to help you fulfill a number of professional and business requirements. For example, you can view information on required pharmacy signs that
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are available, as well as our controlled substance inventory book and technician training program and manuals. Our fraud waste and abuse manual addresses the new Florida requirement to have procedures in place to handle fraudulent prescriptions. We are now embedding our online journals into our Pharmview.com website reducing the number of clicks needed to get to them. There is even a listing of article titles for each journal on one page. Watch your email for Stat News where we will let you know how to log into your accounts. The new site requires more comprehensive security features so we had to reassign user IDs and passwords. As with any new technology, some glitches are possible, but you can rest assured that FPA staff and management have spent a considerable amount of time developing and testing the system. We hope you will like what you see. n JULY 2012
A Proactive Board for Patient Safety By DeAnn Mullins
Editor’s note: The following comments are those expressed by Lynn Haven pharmacist and Florida Board of Pharmacy member DeAnn Mullins at the June 2012 meeting of the Board. Florida Pharmacy Today would like to share these comments (which were edited for space) with the members of the FPA. EVP Michael Jackson recommended to the Board that there be consideration for assessing how effective current continuous quality improvement rules have been on reducing prescription errors. Board members committed to exploring Dr. Mullins comments through the forming of a subcommittee consist of the Board’s Executive Director, Mark Whitten; FPA Executive Vice President Michael Jackson and Board member DeAnn Mullins. The committee should report back to the Board with a recommendation. Madam Chair, thank you for the opportunity to discuss counseling in a busy environment. My initial intent was to discuss how patient counseling could prevent many of the misfill cases we see. But as I researched misfills and thought about our current system, that idea has grown a bit. We all know the saying “to err is human” and the last time I checked, pharmacists are still human. Not super-human, just human. And everyone on the planet makes mistakes including physicians, nurses, lawyers, PhDs, developers, etc. Everyone is prone to errors. I find it perplexing that people actually expect pharmacists to be perfect. What we should expect in this great state are systems of care designed to prevent mistakes. In preparation for a misfill case, I invariably want to know, “Was the patient counseled?” Not, was the offer made. But did the pharmacist look at the patient and review the medication? I want to know because most of the time, counseling would have likely prevented patient harm. As Board members, we get hundreds, sometimes 10
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thousands of pages of information for just one case, and I can’t remember that question—“was the patient counseled”—consistently being asked. Misfills should not only follow the pharmacist, but the pharmacy. We need a way to track misfills by permit. I’m not advocating fines for the pharmacist and the permit, but we need to identify problems within a system of care that are attributable to the system. Often times, pharmacists are powerless to make corrective changes without fear of losing their jobs. Our job is to protect the public health and safety. I keep thinking, What else can we do besides discipline pharmacists for making mistakes after the fact? Continuous quality improvement programs were a good idea, but we need to do more. Here is why: The typical pharmacy is a pressure cooker. Pharmacists are filling more prescriptions, in less time, with unbelievable distractions. The majority of pharmacists’ time should be spent on prescription verification, including screening for the right patient, right drug, right dose, right directions for the right outcomes. This process includes making sure there are no drug-to-drug or drug-to-disease interactions and counseling the patient to ensure proper use. Pharmacists are now required to police pain management patients by running them through the algorithm of suspicion and documenting everything. This is great on paper. And I understand the need. But the reality is that there are too many distractions and market forces setting pharmacists up to fail. And when pharmacists fail, patients suffer, or worse. Distractions and market forces include things like: ■■ E prescribing - Great idea, but this has added a tremendous burden on
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the pharmacy to constantly call and verify information. Pharmacy swapping incentives Swapping pharmacies from week to week is detrimental to good patient care, yet we tolerate incentivized switching. Refill requests - More and more physicians are requiring that refill requests come from the pharmacy. Vaccine administration - as part of the filling process. $4.00 rx lists Free rx lists 15 minute or time-based guarantees Drive-thru windows Pharmacy fill quotas imposed by employers Offsite processing PBM Interference - Pharmacists must get every “i” dotted and “t” crossed to keep the pharmacy benefit managers from taking back a $150 prescription on which the pharmacy made $1.20. This includes reasons such as having the National Provider Identification (NPI) number on the back of a prescription instead of the front. These PBM policies are in addition to Board of Pharmacy mandates.
PBM requirements also include time spent on prior authorizations and nonformulary discussions with patients. Now we have closed networks popping up. Closing networks is not about patient care; rather, they are about getting ‘em in the door so we can sell them something other than medication. And last but not least, on my partial list of contributing factors to misfills, are the ever shrinking margins. By decreasing margins to the point of nothing, we essentially accept that there is no value to the services provided by pharmacists and instead promote and accept better margins in unrelated pharmacy products such as the sale of cigarettes, beer and other items not related to healthy living.
So, instead of a professional environment, pharmacy has become the deli counter. The business model is to fill more and cut costs. Those costs are typically payroll, and that impacts safety in the new world of community pharmacy. Unfortunately, we don’t have a source for reliable data about misfills. But if you use common sense, the future holds more misfills, not less. The answer to safer pharmacies doesn’t lie in fines and penalties for mistakes. Rather, it lies in designing systems of care that actually improve outcomes and make workflow safer. Perhaps we should consider caring for our caregivers. I believe that we must start listening to our pharmacists and working with them to find solutions. The Oregon Board of Pharmacy did just that. In 2011 the board invited the state’s licensed pharmacists to answer an online survey about working conditions. It is available on their website. Although knowledge is good, what we do with that knowledge may not be good. We have to strike a balance between public safety and workplace interference. I don’t support excessive rules and regulations, nor should we be micromanaging businesses, but we can use our great big Homosapien brains and develop a better process than we have now. Let’s start gathering information by hearing from our pharmacists in the trenches. We have the Oregon Board of Pharmacy model. They used Survey Monkey and had over 1400 responses with over 500 pharmacists providing additional comments. So today, I’m asking my fellow board members: would you support a motion for a survey similar to Oregon’s so that we can begin to collect information that will help us move toward a safer system of care in our pharmacies?
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FPA ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
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Handbook of Association Information Information you need to participate and take advantage of your FPA membership.
FPA Past Presidents 1956-57 Wesley D. Owens
1976-77 Gilbert N. Weise, Sr.
1996-97 James Powers
1957-58 Grover F. Ivey*
1977-78 Robert T. Showerman*
1997-98 Paul Ackerman
1958-59 James Love*
1978-79 John Stadnik*
1998-99 Rebecca R. Poston
1959-60 Rufus I. Thomas*
1979-80 Lawrence A. Diaz
1999-00 Eric M. Alvarez
1960-61 Lucien W. Watson
1980-81 Joe Cuellar*
2000-01 Robert Wilson
1961-62 L. W. Harrell*
1981-82 Peter C. Demro
2001-02 Joy Marcus
1962-63 Dan Davis*
1982-83 John C. King
2002-03 Tom Cuomo
1963-64 Walter Griffin*
1983-84 Michael W. Stamitoles
2003-04 Theresa W. Tolle
1964-65 Freeman Oikle*
1984-85 George B. Browning
2003-04 Glenn Boyles
1965-66 Felix Donatelli
1985-86 Max A. Lemberger*
2005-06 Kathy Petsos
1966-67 Arnold Albert*
1986-87 Robert Fishman
2006-07 Lee Fallon
1967-68 Harold S. Osteen
1987-88 Kenneth R. Norfleet
2007-08 Don Bergemann
1968-69 John W. White*
1988-89 Allen Nichol
2008-09 Norman Tomaka
1969-70 Neil Bitting*
1989-90 Red N. Camp
2009-10 Karen Whalen
1970-71 Sidney Simkowitz*
1990-91 Ed L. Hamilton
1971-72 Mark Sullivan*
1991-92 Betty J. Harris
1972-73 George B. Browning
1992-93 S. Mark Hobbs
1973-74 John W. Davies
1993-94 M. Peter Pevonka
1974-75 Bernard J. Cimino*
1994-95 Allen David Knee
1975-76 William Nestor
1995-96 James Koivisto
Delray Beach, FL
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Palm Beach Gardens, FL *Deceased
St. Petersburg, FL
Miami Springs, FL
Temple Terrace, FL
St. Augustine, FL
Coral Gables, FL
Lake Alfred, FL
Delray Beach, FL
Merritt Island, FL
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Winter Springs, FL
North Miami, FL
Cape Coral, FL
Cape Canaveral, FL
The Villages, FL
Mission Statement FPA is the professional society representing Florida pharmacists, united to improve public health and patient care, enhance professional development and advocate for the interest of the profession. The Association is organized to preserve and advance the practice of pharmacy and to serve the professional needs of all pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Humberto Martinez Miami, Florida Bob Parrado Tampa, Florida
Vision of the Florida Pharmacy Association To be the premier organization representing pharmacy stakeholders in their endeavors to provide quality healthcare. Adopted 8/2009 by Executive Committee
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Continuing Education Requirements for Florida Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 2012-13 FPA CONTINUING EDUCATION CALENDAR August 5-8, 2012 29th Annual Southeastern Gatherin’ hilton sandestin beach Room Rate $144 and up plus tax Call (800) 320-8115 by July 13, 2012 to receive THE group rate 17 hrs General or 12 hrs Consultant Recertification Credit available **Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available** plus 2 hour medication error ce Destin, Florida September 8-9, 2012 Clinical Conference & immunization certificate program hilton ft. lauderdale airport ROOM RATE: $75 PLUS TAX CALL (800) hiltons BY august 24, 2012 TO RECEIVE THE GROUP RATE 15 hrs of General or 12 hrs Consultant Recertification Credit available plus 2 hour medication error ce ft. lauderdale, Florida October 20-21, 2012 Mid-Year Clinical Conference diabetes & immunization certification hilton in the walt disney world resort
General Continuing Education Requirements Florida licensed pharmacists are required to obtain thirty (30) hours of approved courses of continued professional pharmaceutical education the 24 month period prior to the expiration date of the license. For example approved continuing education courses will need to be completed between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2013 before the “PS” license expires on September 30, 2013. (64B16-26.103) Ten (10) of the thirty (30) hours of approved courses of continued professional pharmaceutical education must be LIVE continuing education hours. LIVE continuing education is 14
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ROOM RATE: $109 PLUS TAX CALL (800) 782-4414 BY SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 TO RECEIVE THE GROUP RATE 15 hrs of General or 12 hrs Consultant Recertification or Nuclear Credit available plus2 hour medication error ce Orlando, Florida
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defined as either a live seminar, a live video teleconference, or through an interactive computer based application. (64B16-26.103) HIV/AIDS Continuing Education Requirements Effective July 1, 2006, applicants for licensure are no longer required by Chapter 456, FS, to show proof of a course on HIV/AIDS as part of the initial licensure process. You will, however, be required by Chapter 456, FS, to take an HIV/AIDS course approved by the board for your first renewal. This includes pharmacy technicians as well. As of July 1, 2006 licensees will no longer be required by Chapter 456,
July 10-14, 2013 123rD ANNUAL Meeting & Convention hilton orlando bonnet creek Room Rate $135 and up plus tax call (888) 353-2013 by june 13, 2013 to receive THE group rate GENERAL & Consultant Recertification Credit available 2 hour Medication Errors available Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available**
FS, to take an HIV/AIDS course for each renewal. Medication Error Continuing Education Requirements As a part of the biennial renewal, pharmacists are required to complete a two (2) hour Florida Board of Pharmacy approved course on Medication Errors. The course must contain the following components: (a) root-cause analysis; (b) error reduction and prevention; (c) patient safety. The two-hour program may be applied towards the thirty-hour continuing education requirement. (64B16-26.103)
Consultant Re-Certification Continuing Education Requirements Florida licensed consultant pharmacists must complete no less than 24 hours of Board approved consultant continuing education (see rule 64B16-26.302) with in the 24 month period prior to the expiration date of the consultant license (see 64B1626.103). For example Florida approved consultant CE programs must be completed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012 for consultant licenses that expires December 31, 2012. Course content for consultant re-certification programs must consist of at least three (3) hours of training in specified subjects. Duplicated courses are not acceptable. (see rule 64B16-26.302). Ordering and Evaluation of Laboratory Tests Florida Consultant pharmacists and pharmacists holding the Doctor of Pharmacy degree that wish to order and eval-
uate laboratory tests and who are practicing under the provisions of Florida Statute 465.0125* are required to complete at least a three (3) hour initial certification course and at least a one (1) hour recertification course. Successful completion of the course will certify the pharmacist for this practice for two (2) years from the date of completion. (64B16-26.320) *Florida Statute 465.0125 defines practice settings as nursing homes or licensed home health agencies for Consultant Pharmacists and only licensed home health agencies for the Doctor of Pharmacy. Nuclear Pharmacy Continuing Education Requirements Florida Nuclear Pharmacists must complete no less than twenty-four (24) additional hours of coursework each two year period designed to provide in-depth treatment of nuclear pharmacy practice. (64B1626.304)
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Registered Pharmacy Technician Beginning January 1, 2011 technicians interested in working in Florida permitted pharmacies will need to complete a Florida Board of Pharmacy approved training program. Upon successful completion of that program technicians can then submit an application to the Board for full registration status. Registered pharmacy technicians must complete 12 hours of appropriate CE (2 hours live, 2 hours med errors and 1 hour HIV) by December 31, 2012. Thereafter technicians will need to complete 20 hours each biennial renewal period. See rule 64B16-26.355 and Florida Statutes 465.014.
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Code of Ethics for Pharmacists PREAMBLE Pharmacists are health professionals who assist individuals in making the best use of medications. This Code, prepared and supported by pharmacists, is intended to state publicly the principles that form the fundamental basis of the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. These principles, based on moral obligations and virtues, are established to guide pharmacists in relationships with patients, health professionals, and society. I. A pharmacist respects the covenantal relationship between the patient and pharmacist. Considering the patient-pharmacist relationship as a covenant means that a pharmacist has moral obligations in response to the gift of trust received from society. In return for this gift, a pharmacist promises to help individuals achieve optimum benefit from their medications, to be committed to their welfare, and to maintain their trust. II. A pharmacist promotes the good of every patient in a caring, compassionate, and confidential manner. A pharmacist places concern for the well being of the patient at the center of professional practice. In doing so, a pharmacist considers needs stated by the patient as well as those defined by health science. A pharmacist is dedicated to protecting the dignity of the patient. With a caring attitude and a compassionate spirit, a pharmacist focuses on serving the patient in a private and confidential manner. III. A pharmacist respects the autonomy and dignity of each patient. A pharmacist promotes the right of self-determination and recognizes individual self-worth by encouraging patients to participate in decisions about their health. A pharmacist communicates with patients in terms that are understandable. In all cases, a pharmacist respects personal and cultural differences among patients. IV. A pharmacist acts with honesty and integrity in professional relationships. A pharmacist has a duty to tell the truth and to act with conviction of conscience. A pharmacist avoids discriminatory practices, behavior or work conditions that impair professional judgment, and actions that compromise dedication to the best interests of patients.
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V. A pharmacist maintains professional competence. A pharmacist has a duty to maintain knowledge and abilities as new medications, devices, and technologies become available and as health information advances. VI. A pharmacist respects the values and abilities of colleagues and other health professionals. When appropriate, a pharmacist asks for the consultation of colleagues or other health professionals or refers the patient. A pharmacist acknowledges that colleagues and other health professionals may differ in the beliefs and values they apply to the care of the patient. VII. A pharmacist serves individual, community, and societal needs. The primary obligation of a pharmacist is to individual patients. However, the obligations of a pharmacist may at times extend beyond the individual to the community and society. In these situations, the pharmacist recognizes the responsibilities that accompany these obligations and acts accordingly. VIII. A pharmacist seeks justice in the distribution of health resources. When health resources are allocated, a pharmacist is fair and equitable, balancing the needs of patients and society. Approved by: FPA House of Delegates and APhA Active and Life members October 1994.
UNIT ASSOCIATIONS REGIONAL MAP History of The Florida Pharmacy Association Established in 1887, The Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA) has been serving the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians of the state of Florida for over a century. FPA encompasses all aspects of pharmacy (hospital, independent and chain, nursing home, consulting home health care, managed care, etc.) and strives to stay abreast of the needs of a rapidly changing pharmacy practice community.
The Florida Pharmacy Association Needs Your Involvement. The Florida Pharmacy Association is currently filling positions for its 2013-2014 Standing Councils. If you are interested in serving as a member of an FPA Council, please fill out the form below.
Florida Pharmacy Standing Councils The Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA) has created 4 standing councils to assist in the development of Association policy and activities as well as to better serve the FPA membership. The councils have also been formed to provide members with a mechanism for representation. FPA's councils include Educational Affairs, Organizational Affairs, Professional Affairs and Public Affairs. EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS: The Educational Affairs Council proposes policy and programs designed to provide quality continuing education to the pharmacists and technicians of Florida. ORGANIZATIONAL AFFAIRS: The Organizational Affairs Council considers issues pertaining to the structure, function and development of the Association including membership issues. PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS: The Professional Affairs Council monitors issues of interest to the profession of pharmacy including legislative changes, Florida Board of Pharmacy law changes and interfaces with other professions as they relate to pharmacy. PUBLIC AFFAIRS: The Public Affairs Council disseminates material relating to the practice of pharmacy to the public in order to enhance the image of the profession of pharmacy.
Membership Council formed to facilitate the Association’s membership recruitment and retention programs as well as to oversee the activities of the #1 Club or any other matters referred to it for consideration. Council meetings are held three times a year in central Florida. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. allowing members to drive in and out the same day. As a member of a Council, the FPA will assist in your travel expenses. Council Members will serve two year terms.
Please complete the form today and return by April 1, 2013, to: Florida Pharmacy Association, Attn: Ranada Simmons, 610 N. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301 or FAX (850) 561-6758. YES, I am interested in serving on an FPA Council. The council I am most interested in is: Educational Affairs Organizational Affairs Professional Affairs Public Affairs Membership Council
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FPA Officer and Director Nominations Although we have just finished the election for a president-elect and directors for the even numbered regions to be installed at the 2012 annual meeting, it is time to start thinking about nominees for the 2013 election since the nomination deadline is September 1 of this year (9/1/12). As the form below indicates, this year we will need candidates for president-elect, treasurer, and directors for the odd numbered regions. Please note that you may nominate yourself. CALL FOR FPA OFFICER AND DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS for 2013 Elections The FPA By-Laws specify that any subdivision or any member in good standing may nominate one person for the office of President-Elect and one person for the office of Treasurer. A President-Elect shall be elected every year and shall assume the duties of the President on the last day of the annual meeting of the year following election as President-Elect. The treasurer shall serve a two year term and may succeed to one consecutive term of office in that capacity. Nominees must be Florida registered pharmacists in good standing with the Florida Pharmacy Association and the Florida Board of Pharmacy. Nominees for president-elect should have a good understanding of how the Association functions and should be current on the issues impacting pharmacy. Nominees for treasurer should have good analytical skills and experience and ability in financial management and budget preparation. There are nine regional Board Directors who shall serve two year terms. Nominees must be a Florida registered pharmacist in good standing with the Florida Pharmacy Association and the Florida Board of Pharmacy. Additionally, Board Directors must be a member of at least one the FPA Unit Associations within their region. Board Directors terms are staggered such that even numbered regions shall be elected in even numbered years and odd numbered regions shall be elected in odd numbered years. All newly elected Board of Directors Regional Directors shall take office on the last day of the annual meeting, and shall continue in office until the last day of annual meeting of the second ensuing year.
FPA CANDIDATE NOMINATION FORM I AM PLEASED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING NOMINATION: NAME: ADDRESS:
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MAIL NOMINATIONS TO: Election Nominations, Florida Pharmacy Association, 610 N. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 222-2400 FAX (850) 561-6758 DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 18
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Florida Pharmacy Association Constitution Article I Name The association shall be called the Florida Pharmacy Association, hereinafter called the Association. Article II Object The Association shall be to unite all persons interested in the profession of pharmacy in the State of Florida for the following purposes: (a)To support and encourage higher standards of pharmaceutical education at all levels of the profession in order to attract qualified personnel into the profession of pharmacy. (b)To encourage and maintain relations with all healthcare professions and governmental bodies and agencies to enhance the overall quality of healthcare. (c)To ensure pharmacy is practiced by properly qualified pharmacists, to protect the welfare of the public. (d)To serve, represent, and assist the Florida pharmacists to advance the profession and practice of pharmacy. Article III Membership The Association shall have six types of membership: Regular, Associate, Student, Honorary, Pharmacy Technician, and Lifetime. Section 1 - Regular Members. Regular members shall be those persons who otherwise qualify as members in good standing and who are licensed pharmacists, entitled to practice pharmacy. Section 2 - Associate Members. Associate members shall be those persons who otherwise qualify as members in good standing, and are interested in pharmacy or are associated with a business or profession related to the pharmaceutical profession. Associate members shall submit an application for membership and shall comply with such requirements as may be established by the Association and its Bylaws. Section 3 - Student Members. Student members shall be those persons who otherwise qualify as members in good standing and are students in good standing, matriculated in a college or school of pharmacy. Section 4 - Honorary Members. The Association may elect to honorary membership any person interested in pharmacy or its related sciences, at any annual meeting or special meeting of the Association called for such purpose. Section 5 - Pharmacy Technicians. Pharmacy Technician members shall be those persons who assist licensed professional pharmacists in performing their professional duties as defined in F.S. 465. Pharmacy Technician members shall submit an application for membership and shall comply with such requirements as may be established by the association and its bylaws. Section 6 - Lifetime Members. Current Association Regular members receiving the Florida Board of Pharmacy 50-year certificate shall receive Lifetime membership in the Association. Article IV Officers The officers of the Association shall be the President, the President-Elect, the Treasurer, the Executive Vice President, the Board of Directors Chairman, Speaker of the House of Delegates and Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates. Section 1 - President. The President shall preside at all meetings
of the Association and shall perform all other duties that may be incident to that office. Section 2 - President-Elect. The President-Elect shall perform all duties of the President in the absence or inability of the President to serve. The President-Elect shall be the official representative of the Association on the Board of Directors of the House of Delegates. Section 3 - Treasurer. The Treasurer shall perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer. Section 4 - Executive Vice President. The Executive Vice President shall be the executive officer of the Association and shall conduct and administer the affairs of the Association in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws and subject to the policies and directives of the Board of Directors. Section 5 - Board of Directors Chairman. The Board of Directors Chairman shall be the Immediate Past President of the Association. This chairman shall chair all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall arrange the meeting and expedite all business to be transacted by this Board of Directors. The Chairman may select another member of the Board of Directors to serve in his/her absence or, if none is selected, the President may chair a preliminary meeting to select a Board of Directors member to chair that meeting. Section 6 - Speaker of the House of Delegates. The Speaker of the House of Delegates shall be the person elected by the House of Delegates to serve as the Speaker. The Speaker shall be the official representative of the House of Delegates on the Board of Directors. Section 7 – Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates. The ViceSpeaker shall be the person elected by the House of Delegates to serve as Vice Speaker. The Vice-Speaker shall be installed as the Speaker in one year. Section 8 - Qualification of Officers. No person shall be elected to any office in the Association unless such person is a member in good standing. Section 9 - Inability to Serve. In the event of the death or inability of an officer to serve, the President will appoint a replacement with the approval of the Board of Directors to complete the term of the office, or until an election is held. Article V Board of Directors Section 1 - Membership. There shall be a Board of Directors of which the Immediate Past President of the Association shall be chairman. The Board of Directors will consist of the following 17 members: ■■ The elected officers of the Association Immediate Past-President, as chair President President-elect Treasurer Speaker of the House Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates ■■ The Executive Vice-President of the Association, as secretary ■■ The President of FSHP ■■ Nine (9) elected directors who will serve staggered terms Section 2 - Duties. The Board of Directors is the only body that can establish and implement policy for the Association. The Board of Directors shall approve the Executive Vice President, approve his salary and other terms of his appointment; the term of office; prescribe his duties and direct his activities where such duties and activities are not specifically provided in the Constitution or Bylaws. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for arranging and expeJULY 2012
Handbook of Association Information Information you need to participate and take advantage of your FPA membership. diting business during meetings of the Association. The Board of Directors shall expend the funds of the Association for such matters and things as, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, shall be for the betterment of pharmacy in the State of Florida and of value to the members of the Association, the profession of pharmacy, and the health and welfare of the citizens of the State of Florida. The Board of Directors shall audit charges against the Association. The Board of Directors shall, in their usual order of business, review the report of the President’s Committee and approve or correct actions the President’s Committee has taken on behalf of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall perform such other duties as are normally incident to such a committee. Any member of a Florida Pharmacy Association Council or Committee is not authorized to speak on behalf of the Association, either verbally or in writing, without the approval of the Board of Directors. Section 3 - Meetings. The Board of Directors shall meet at least twice a year at such times that one of the meetings must occur no more than eight months and no less than one month prior to the regular annual meeting of the Association. A meeting of the Board of Directors may be called by the chairman or by petition of onefourth of its members at other times as Association business may demand. A quorum of the members of the Board of Directors, as defined in the Bylaws, must be present in order to transact any business. All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to any Regular Member and the membership shall be informed of the meeting by the Executive Vice President in advance, when time permits; however, all members of this Board of Directors must be notified. Section 4 - Voting. Only members of the Board of Directors shall be entitled to vote at a meeting of the Board of Directors. Any member of the Board of Directors may designate another member of the Florida Pharmacy Association to cast his vote by proxy as defined in the Bylaws. Section 5 - Qualifications to Board of Directors. No person shall be appointed to the Board of Directors unless such person is a member in good standing. Article VI Meetings Section 1 - Regular Meetings. There shall be an annual meeting of the Association at such time and place as the Board of Directors shall direct. Section 2 - Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Association may be held from time to time as the business of the Association may require, upon written request of fifty (50) Regular Members of the Association. In the event of such a special meeting, the Executive Vice President shall mail written notice to each voting member no less than twenty-five (25) days prior to the date of such meeting. The notice shall state the time and place of such meeting and all the matters to be brought before the Association at such
special meeting unless deemed to be of an emergency nature by the Board of Directors. Section 3 - Voting. At any regular or special meeting of the Association, all members in good standing in this Association shall be entitled to vote, except for Honorary Members. Article VII House of Delegates There shall be established a House of Delegates as defined in the Bylaws of the Association. Article VIII President’s Committee There shall be established a President’s Committee as defined in the Bylaws of the Association. Article IX The Florida Pharmacy Foundation There shall be established a foundation as defined in the Bylaws of the Association. Article X Florida Pharmacy Today Corporation There shall be established a Florida Pharmacy Today Corporation as defined in the Bylaws of the Association. Article XI Bylaws The Association may establish such Bylaws, not in conflict with this Constitution, as may be deemed necessary to direct and control the affairs of the Association. Article XII Amendments This Constitution may be altered or amended provided that such proposal to alter or amend same shall be submitted to the Chair of the Organizational Affairs Council in writing. The proposed alteration or amendment to the Constitution shall be read at the annual meeting of the Association. Upon majority approval of the membership voting, the proposed amendment shall then be referred to the Board of Directors who shall cause the Executive Vice President to publish such proposed amendment in the Florida Pharmacy Today, which is placed in circulation at least thirty (30) days prior to the ballot being mailed to the membership. Upon the vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the voting members returning the ballot by the specified deadline, in favor of adoption of the amendment, it shall become a part of this Constitution. Revised 02/2006, 02/2008, 02/2012
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shall from time to time determine and direct. Article II Membership Section 1 - Qualifications. Any person may be admitted to membership of the Association, who shall qualify for membership pursuant to the Constitution and by making application to the Execu-
Handbook of Association Information Information you need to participate and take advantage of your FPA membership. tive Vice President of the Association, together with the appropriate annual dues. Section 2 - Certificates. A suitable certificate showing the member’s name, membership classification and a membership card showing the term for which membership fee has been paid shall be furnished to all members by the Executive Vice President. Article III Annual Membership Fee Section 1 - Due Date. The annual membership fee shall be an amount as hereinafter set forth and shall be due and payable on January 1 or July 1 of each calendar year in accord with the appropriate membership cycle. Section 2 - Dues Amount. A. The dues for Regular Members shall be determined by the Budget and Finance Committee and shall be approved by the Board of Directors. B. The dues for Regular Associate Members shall be the same as dues for Regular Members. C. The dues for Associate Pharmacy Technician Members shall be determined by the Budget and Finance Committee and shall be approved by the Board of Directors. D. The dues for Undergraduate Students and for Full-Time Graduate Students shall be determined by the Budget and Finance Committee and shall be approved by the Board of Directors. E. The dues for Retired Pharmacists shall be one-half the dues for Regular Members. F. The dues for Joint Membership with a spouse paying the Regular Member rate shall be one-half the dues for Regular Members. G. The dues for New Practitioners following graduation from pharmacy school shall be one-half the dues fee for Regular Members for the first year out of school, seventy-five percent of the dues for Regular Members the second year out of school, and the Regular Members rate the third year after graduation from pharmacy school. H. The dues for Honorary or Lifetime members shall be waived. Section 3 - Grace Period. Any member not paying their annual dues within ninety (90) days after the due date shall have their services discontinued until said annual dues are paid in full. During times of national military service, established members shall have no less than a six (6) month grace period upon return to civilian status to pay their annual dues. Such members shall retain all rights and privileges of membership during the service and grace periods. Section 4 - Joint Billing of Membership Fees. The Association shall bill jointly for the membership fee of the Association, as defined in these Bylaws, and for the membership fee of each affiliated county or local Association, hereinafter referred to as Unit Associations, if so requested. The membership fee for each Unit Association shall be determined by their own membership, and the amount collected shall be returned to the Unit Association. Section 5 - Budget Related Increases. The Association with the recommendation of the Budget and Finance Committee may increase the dues amount in any or all membership categories, as listed in Section 2, by an amount not to exceed 3% annually. Any dues increase greater than 3% must be approved by the House of Delegates. Article IV Subdivisions Section 1 - Unit Associations. The term Unit Associations shall be the term used to describe all local or county associations. The Unit Associations can best represent the local pharmacists in items
of local interest and concern but should also be the means of communication with pharmacy, state and nationwide. Any organized group of pharmacists within Florida may request to be designated an affiliated unit association of the Florida Pharmacy Association. Any such request must be made in writing and must be accompanied by the following: 1) a copy of the organization’s current constitution and bylaws 2) a list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of the organization’s officers 3) a list of the organization’s members of which no fewer than 10 must be FPA members 4) a written statement signed by the officers of the association, which documents the organization’s support for the FPA Mission Statement and the organizations’ desire to participate fully and actively in the FPA House of Delegates. The Organizational Affairs Council shall certify in writing to the Board of Directors that the unit associations’ constitution and bylaws are consistent with the objectives and organizational characteristics of the Florida Pharmacy Association. Upon a majority vote by the Board of Directors the unit association may become affiliated. The Board of Directors shall establish geographical areas comprised of approximately equal numbers of pharmacists within the State to be termed Regions, and will periodically re-evaluate the number and size of these Regions. Each region will have an elected regional director that will serve on the Board of Directors of the Association. Section 2 - Advisory Council on Pharmacy Practice. There shall be an Advisory Council on Pharmacy Practice which should educate the FPA Board of Directors on emerging issues impacting pharmacy through written communications, formal presentations and discussion of these issues. The Advisory Council on Pharmacy Practice should meet with the FPA Board of Directors at some specified point in time in conjunction with a planned weekend gathering of the FPA Councils and Committees, as well as the FPA Board of Directors, so that presentation of issues (and any recommendations for action pertaining thereto) can be presented to the FPA Board of Directors and other interested FPA Councils and Committees. Section 3 - Foundation. There shall be a foundation, the purpose and functioning of which shall be as described in the foundation’s constitution and bylaws. The Chief Executive Officer of the foundation shall report on the foundation’s activities at each meeting of the Board of Directors. Section 4 - Florida Pharmacy Today Corporation. There shall be a Florida Pharmacy Today Corporation, the purpose and functioning of which shall be as described in the Florida Pharmacy Today Corporation constitution and bylaws. The Chairperson of the Florida Pharmacy Today Corporation shall report on the Journal Board’s activities at each meeting of the Board of Directors. Article V House of Delegates Section 1 - Establishment of Rules. The Association shall recognize, through its Board of Directors, all organizations entitled to representation in the House of Delegates. Section 2 - Apportionment. Each organization officially recognized by the Association as being entitled to representation in the House of Delegates shall be entitled to two (2) delegates. Each affiliated Unit Association shall be entitled to these two (2) delegates plus one (1) additional delegate for each fifty (50) members or major fraction thereof, provided that no such association may be entitled to more than seven (7) delegates. The officers of each individual organization shall make a report to the Speaker of the House of Delegates once each year in order to verify the identity and address of the officers and number of members in each organization. An JULY 2012
Handbook of Association Information Information you need to participate and take advantage of your FPA membership. amended report may be made up to thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Conference if a change in membership will change the number of delegates to which the organization is entitled. Section 3 - Delegates. The name and address of each official delegate shall be sent to the Speaker of the House of Delegates by the officers of the organization he represents. Each official delegate shall be a member in good standing of the Florida Pharmacy Association. Each delegate shall maintain their membership in the Association during their term of service as a delegate. The usual term of service of all delegates shall coincide with the usual term of office of the President of the Association. Section 4 - Meetings. The House of Delegates shall meet during a meeting of the Association in order to act upon resolutions presented to the Association. Section 5 - Rules of the House of Delegates. The House of Delegates shall adopt rules and regulations for the functioning of the House of Delegates which shall not conflict with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association. Section 6 - Association Policy. The official policy positions of the Florida Pharmacy Association shall be determined by the House of Delegates. Interim policy decisions may be made by the Board of Directors of the Association or the President’s Committee, subject to review and approval at the next meeting of the House of Delegates. Section 7 – Who May Submit a Resolution. All resolutions emanating from an individual member or group of members must conform to the resolutions format prescribed by the House of Delegates and bear the name(s) of the sponsor(s) at least one (1) of whom must be present at the House of Delegates session to introduce their resolution by reading. Article VI Quorum & Proxy Vote Section 1 - Annual and Special Meetings of the Association. Fifty (50) voting members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any annual or special meeting of the Association. Section 2 - Board of Directors Meetings. Attendance by more than 50% of the voting members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board of Directors. Section 3 - Proxy Vote. Any member of the Board of Directors who is unable to attend a meeting of said Board of Directors may, by giving written notice to the chairman of the Board of Directors, specify a proxy to cast his vote at the meeting. Regional Directors must designate as proxy an FPA member in good standing from the same region. Organization directors must designate another FPA member from the same organization. The Chairman must inform the membership present of all written notices of proxy he has received as the first order of business. Representation by proxy may not be counted to make a quorum. No member of the Board of Directors shall be entitled to represent more than one member at a time by proxy. Article VII Committees/Councils Section 1 - Appointment of Committees/Councils. The President shall appoint committees/councils as listed in this Article unless otherwise provided and such other committees/councils as the President shall deem necessary. The President shall appoint only members in good standing as members of all committees/councils and shall serve as an ex-officio member of each committee/council he appoints. The chairs of the standing councils should file reports with the President and President-elect. Any recommendations contained in those reports must include an indication of how many 22
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committee members were present. Any member of a Florida Pharmacy Association Council or Committee is not authorized to speak on behalf of the Association, either verbally or in writing without the approval of the Board of Directors.1 Section 2 - President’s Committee. There shall be a President’s Committee composed of the President, as Chairman, the PresidentElect, the Treasurer, the Immediate Past President, the Speaker of the House of Delegates, Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates and the Executive Vice President. This committee shall be charged with making the decisions required to implement the actions of the Board of Directors. The President’s Committee may take actions on behalf of the Association and may make interim decisions between meetings of the Board of Directors, subject to review and approval by the Board of Directors. The President will report to the Board of Directors, at its regular meeting, the actions taken on their behalf, for their approval. Section 3 - Budget and Finance Committee. The President’s Committee shall appoint a Budget and Finance Committee composed of the: Treasurer who shall serve as Chair Immediate Past Treasurer, who shall serve as Vice Chair President of the Association Immediate Past President Speaker of the House of Delegates Two (2) members selected by the President as At-Large members who shall serve staggered terms of two (2) years and may be selected for reappointment; and President-Elect Executive Vice President Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates All members of the Budget & Finance Committee shall be voting members, except for the position of Immediate Past Treasurer. The Budget and Finance Committee shall be responsible for the: investment policy of the Association preparation of an annual budget; and development of reimbursement policies for travel and per diem expenses of representatives of the Association The Board of Directors shall ratify all decisions of the Budget and Finance Committee; however, the Executive Vice President may obtain approval of the President’s Committee to implement decisions of the Budget and Finance Committee in the interim between meetings of the Board of Directors. The members of the Budget & Finance Committee and the President’s Committee will be indemnified for all investment decisions made within the parameters of the financial guidelines approved by the Board of Directors. Section 4 –Governmental Affairs Committee. A Governmental Affairs Committee shall be formed to consider any matters or issues pertaining to rules and regulations affecting the profession of pharmacy, or any other matters referred to it for consideration. This committee shall meet at least once a year or more often as the legislative environment mandates. The membership of the Governmental Affairs Committee should consist of the following: Chair, appointed by the President The elected officers of the Association The Executive Vice President of the Association, as secretary FPA’s governmental Affairs Advisor/Lobbyist, as a non-voting member At-large members (not to exceed 5), appointed by the President including at least one student. This revision to the bylaws approved by the 2011 House of Delegates required a change to Article V, Section 2 of the FPA Constitution during the 2011-2012 election cycle. The FPA membership approved the constitution change during the fall elections of 2011. 1
Handbook of Association Information Information you need to participate and take advantage of your FPA membership. Past Chair PACCE Chair FSHP Liaison Section 5 - Standing Councils. Public Affairs. A Public Affairs Council shall be formed to consider matters or issues inherent in or arising from the interface of the profession with the public, or any other matters referred to it for consideration. Professional Affairs. A Professional Affairs Council shall be formed to consider matters or issues of interest to the pharmacy profession and arising from or inherent in the interface of the pharmacy profession with other professions, or any other matters referred to it for consideration. Organizational Affairs. An Organizational Affairs Council shall be formed to consider matters and issues pertaining to the structure, function and development of the Association, or any other matters referred to it for consideration. Educational Affairs. An Educational Affairs Council shall be formed to consider any matters or issues pertaining to the pharmacy education, or any other matters referred to it for consideration. Advisory Council on Pharmacy Practice. An Advisory Council on Pharmacy Practice shall be formed and should educate the FPA Board of Directors on emerging issues impacting pharmacy through written communications, formal presentations and discussion of these issues. Membership Council – A Membership Council shall be formed to facilitate the Association’s membership recruitment and retention programs as well as to oversee the activities of the #1 Club or any other matters referred to it for consideration. Section 6 - Council Membership. With the exception of the Advisory Council on Pharmacy Practice, standing councils shall be composed of seven (7) members, one of shall be the chairman and one shall be a Pharmacy Technician. The term of office for each council member shall be for two (2) years. The terms of membership shall be staggered so that at least three (3) members will be appointed each year. In addition to the above, there will be one invited Student representative from each Florida school/college of Pharmacy for a one year term. The chairman, members and invited Student representative shall be selected by the President. The Advisory Council on Pharmacy Practice shall consist of, but not limited to, the following: The President’s Committee of the FPA Board of Directors consisting of the President-elect (as Chair of the Advisory Council on Pharmacy Practice), President, Immediate Past-President, Treasurer, Speaker of the House of Delegates, Vice-Speaker of the House of Delegates, Executive Vice-President of the Association (as Secretary of the Advisory Council on Pharmacy Practice); The Deans of Florida’s Colleges of Pharmacy or their designees; The ASP Chapter Presidents from Florida’s Colleges of Pharmacy or their designees; An FPA member representing each a community, institutional, and a non-traditional pharmacy practice area; An invited representative of the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists; An invited representative of any independent pharmacist organization in Florida; An invited representative of any pharmacy technician organization in Florida; The President of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists; and Depending on the pharmacy issues under consideration, the Ad-
visory Council’s Chair may invite additional representatives whose expertise in other areas of pharmacy practice, not otherwise noted above, is deemed of value to the discussions, with such invitations based upon the budgetary constraints of the Florida Pharmacy Association. Article VIII Delegates Section 1 - Appointment. The President may appoint such delegates to commercial bodies, medical societies, state associations or like gatherings as he may deem necessary and shall appoint delegates and alternates to attend the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association as well as delegates and alternates to the annual meeting of the National Community Pharmacists Association. The priority of these appointments by the President of the aforementioned delegates shall be as follows: The current seated President and President-elect Members of the President’s Committee Members of the Board of Directors, and Members of any Standing Council Section 2 - Expenses. The actual expenses incurred for transportation, lodging and meals by the President, the President-Elect and the Executive Vice President while attending the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association and National Community Pharmacists Association shall be paid by the Association upon presentation of proper itemized statements of expenses to the Executive Vice President and approval by the Board of Directors. All money advanced to any delegates to these meetings must be accounted for by an itemized statement or returned to the general fund of the Association. The President and President-Elect of the Florida Pharmacy Association, who are in office on the first day of January shall be the proper officers to attend the annual meeting of the APhA which falls within that year. Section 3 - Reports of Meetings. Officers attending said meetings shall make a full report of the meetings of the national bodies to this Association in person or by written report filed with the Executive Vice President to be published in the Journal. Article IX Rules of Order Robert’s Rules of Order shall be the authority on all points of order in the conduct of meetings of the Association. These Bylaws shall not be suspended without the consent of two-thirds of the members present. Article X Amendments to Bylaws Amendments to these Bylaws shall be approved by the Board of Directors and proposed by them to the House of Delegates and approved by a two-thirds vote of those voting members present at a regular meeting or special meeting called for that purpose; provided, however, that thirty (30) days notice of that meeting shall be given by the House of Delegates in a manner approved by the Board of Directors. Article XI Publishing of Proceedings Section 1 - What to be Published. The proceedings of the Association, the roll of officers, committees, and members shall be published annually under the supervision of the Executive Vice President and the Board of Directors and a copy of the proceedings sent to each member of the Association not in arrears for membership JULY 2012
Handbook of Association Information Information you need to participate and take advantage of your FPA membership. fees. Section 2 - When Published. The Publication of the Proceedings shall be made and copies thereof mailed to members within two months after the close of the annual meeting. Article XII Expulsion or Removal of Members or Officers Any member may be expelled from membership or removed from office for conduct which adversely affects the pharmacy profession or the professional standing of a colleague, or for violating the Constitution or Bylaws. Any officer may be removed from office for non-residence, inability or unwillingness to perform his duties of office. No person shall be expelled or removed except by a twothirds vote of all members of the Board of Directors present at a regular meeting or a special meeting called for such purpose and after he shall be given an opportunity to be heard in his own defense. Article XIII Nominations & Election Section 1 - Procedure for Nomination and Election. A Nominating Committee will be appointed by the President. The committee will consist of the immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, who will serve as Chairman, and a representative from each FPA standing council. No member serving on the committee shall be eligible to run for office. The committee will establish guidelines. Subdivisions or any FPA member in good standing may nominate one person for the office of President-Elect and one person for the office of Treasurer and one person for the office of Regional Director. The Treasurer shall serve a two year term and may succeed to one consecutive term of office in that capacity. A nominee must be a Florida registered pharmacist in good standing with the Florida Pharmacy Association and the Florida Board of Pharmacy. A Board of Canvassers composed of three (3) Past Presidents of the Florida Pharmacy Association appointed by the President, together with the Executive Vice President, shall open and tally the mail ballots. Balloting will be by mail according to the following time schedule. A. Nominations shall be received at the Association headquarters not later than September 1st of each year together with a biographical sketch and a picture. B. The Executive Vice President of the Association shall determine every active member of the Association who, as defined in the Constitution, is qualified to vote by November 30, and shall mail to every active voting member a ballot which will contain the names of the nominees for President-Elect, Treasurer and Regional Directors together with a biographical sketch and a picture, no later than January 1. C. The qualified membership shall mark, seal and mail the ballot to the address specified on the ballot by January 31. D. By the end of February, the Board of Canvassers shall open and tally the ballots. The nominees receiving the majority of the votes shall be declared elected. If no single nominee shall receive a majority of the votes cast for the office, a run-off election shall be held between the nominees receiving the two highest number of votes for each office in the following manner. (1) A second ballot shall be prepared containing the names of the nominees receiving the two highest number of votes for each office affected, together with biographical sketch and a picture. The Executive Vice President shall mail these ballots to every active member of the Association who is qualified to vote, at least thirty (30) days in advance of the annual meeting. (2) The active qualified membership shall mark, seal and mail this ballot to the address specified on the ballot by seven (7) days 24
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prior to the annual meeting. (3) The ballots cast in the run-off election shall be opened and tallied no later than the close of the first general session of the annual meeting by the Board of Canvassers. The nominee receiving the majority of votes shall be declared elected. (4) If a tie vote should occur in the run-off election, a general election will be held at the last general session of the annual meeting with a majority vote deciding the winner. Section 2 - Elections of Board of Directors Regional Directors. Nine Board of Directors shall be elected according to regional requirements and shall serve a two-year staggered term. A Nominee must be a Florida registered pharmacist in good standing with the Florida Pharmacy Association and the Florida Board of Pharmacy. In the event that the Board of Directors Regional Director cannot fulfill the duties of the office, the President will appoint a replacement with the approval of the Board of Directors to complete the Director’s term of office or until an election is held. Elections for regional directors shall be held such that directors representing even numbered regions shall be elected in even number years, and directors representing odd numbered regions shall be elected in odd number years. Section 3 - Assumption of Office. All newly elected officers shall take office on the last day of the annual meeting, and shall continue in office until the last day of the annual meeting of the next ensuing year. All newly elected Board of Directors Regional Directors shall take office on the last day of the annual meeting, and shall continue in office until the last day of annual meeting of the second ensuing year. The President-Elect shall assume the duties of the President on the last day of the annual meeting of the year following his election as President-Elect. Article XIV Duties of Officers. Section 1. Treasurer. The Treasurer of the Florida Pharmacy Association: I.Will work with the Executive Vice President and President to develop an annual budget for presentation to the Budget and Finance Committee and/or President’s Committee; II.Will review the Association’s expenditures and receipts prior to each Board of Directors meeting; III.Has oversight authority of the Budget and Finance Committee and will provide written certification to the Board of Directors during each Board of Directors Meeting; IV.Will as immediate past treasurer, serve on the Nominating Committee as an Ex-Officio member to screen nominees for the position of Treasurer and President-Elect; V.Will make a written Annual Report to the membership and present an oral report at the Annual Business meeting and be prepared to respond to questions; Revised 09/12/01, 6/24/03, 07/14/04, 08/08/06, 06/30/2007, 7/12/2008, 6/23/2011 (One Revision Requiring Constitution change), 07/05/2012
The Officers and Executive Committee of the Florida Pharmacy Association cordially invite you to join the
This exclusive organization recognizes outstanding contributors to membership development within the Florida Pharmacy Association. The Florida Pharmacy Association’s (FPA) prestigious #1 Club established in 1985, recognizes those members who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to increasing membership in the FPA. You are challenged to become one of the select few who achieve #1 Club membership. Eligibility requirements and benefits of membership are described below. Each new member sponsored brings you a step closer to becoming a part of this elite organization, as well as increasing the strength and influence of the entire pharmacy profession.
Membership in the #1 Club may be attained by sponsoring 10 new active regular members to the FPA and participation in one retention program. Active Membership in the #1 Club must be maintained by sponsoring 3 new regular members to the FPA each year following that of your installation and participation in one membership retention program per year.
Benefits of Membership:
1. One complimentary registration for you to the FPA Annual Meeting and Convention EACH YEAR that active membership in the #1 Club in maintained. 2. Engraved membership plaque to be awarded at the FPA Annual Meeting and Convention when installed into the #1 Club. 3. Distinctive red jacket with #1 Club Crest indicating membership in the #1 Club.
FPA Retention Programs:
1. Call 10 to 20 members who have not renewed their membership dues. 2. Coordinate bringing a group of local pharmacists to Florida Pharmacy Association’s Legislative Days. 3. Serve on a committee to develop new retention programs or develop membership satisfaction surveys. 4. Call and welcome 20 new members who were not sponsored in the #1 Club Program. For more information on the #1 Club contact, Chris Heil, 610 North Adams Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-222-2400
#1 Club Members Carmen Gordon Paul Ackerman Eric Alvarez Goar Alvarez Eli Berkofsky Glenn Boyles Joseph Burghardt Red Camp Kevin Coit* Tom Cuomo ART DIAZ Marcus Dodd-o Leo Fallon Raul Gallo Mayra Gonzalez-Abreu Terry Gubbins Ed Hamilton Betty Harris Reginal Harris Carl “Fritz” Hayes S. Mark Hobbs Michael Jackson Alan Katz Leonard Kohn David Laven Henry Lewis Constantine Lopilato* Joy Marcus Humberto Martinez Tian Merren Owens BOB PARRADO Martin Natter Allen Nichol Ana Nin MaryKay Owens Rosamond Pappy Kathy Petsos Rebecca Poston James Powers Maita Post Singer Michael Stamitoles Edward Stonis Norman Tomaka Alton Tower Theresa Tolle Robert Wilson *Deceased Names in BOLD are active #1 Club members.
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