Government Affairs Report

Government Affairs Report - Not Sure We’re Starting the Year on the Right Foot!

The Tribune article of Sunday, December 19th “Filled without Warning” continues to ripple across the pharmacy profession and probably will for the entire Spring Legislative Session. Follow-up articles on the 20th and 21st poured gasoline on... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Presidential Election Shocker: Subtle Changes in the General Assembly

Very few prognosticators got it right. Half of America is disappointed, and the other half is excited. None of this should be news to any of you, but Donald Trump will be inaugurated on Friday, January 20th, 2017. He will become the 45th President of t... Read More

Government Affairs Report - You're Now Required to Report the UnsafSenator Karen McConnaughay’s 2nd Annual Women’s Conference

I was eager and willing to represent the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists once again at the 2nd Annual Women’s Conference sponsored by Senator McConnaughay and held at Elgin Community College on October 6th. While rushing (and possib... Read More

Government Affairs Report - You're Now Required to Report the Unsafe!

Senate Bill 3336 (SB3336) was signed by Governor Rauner on August 19th and pharmacy owners and Pharmacists-In-Charge (PIC) need to carefully read and adhere to it. The language is below and it is an amendment to the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act. The ... Read More

Government Affairs Report - New federal nondiscrimination regulations will impact pharmacies!

This issue’s Government Affairs Report deals with new federal regulations that may have significant impact on many pharmacies across the nation. We want to share this information so our members are informed and prepared. In May, the U.S. Depar... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Things End as They Began: No Budget!

The General Assembly did not manage to pass a budget again this session, and it is unclear whether they will meet during the summer to try to craft something both parties can live with. Rumor has it that nothing more than a few stop-gap measures will p... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Things begin to move in April

With the return of the House after a nearly month long hiatus and the Senate after the Easter break, bills have begun to move quickly in Springfield. That is, all but bills related to the budget. It appears that a budget agreement may not occur until a... Read More

Government Affairs Report - The Fun Has Begun

The bill introduction deadline has passed, so we hope this is it. Although we have seen the General Assembly break almost every one of their rules over the past 9-10 months, so it’s anyone’s guess if there will be more to come. In general, ... Read More

Government Affairs Report - What We Know

It’s early February and no 2016 Illinois budget is in sight. The chasm between the Governor and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly seems as wide as ever. While more than 70% of government services are being funded by court order, many... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Moving Forward Slowly

The deadline for substantive bills to come out of committee in their initial chamber has come and gone. There are a few committees who extended their deadline, which they allowed to do until after the Easter break. Many of the bills ICHP has been monit... Read More

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