Asking Virginia Pharmacists to please email and call your respective State Senators and Delegates and urge them to vote IN FAVOR of companion bills, HB 1506 and SB 1026. These two bills relate to the prescriptive authority of pharmacists under statewide protocols for critical medications including antibiotics, Tamiflu and hormonal contraceptives.
** Urgent Action is needed, as the bills must receive a floor vote in their respective chambers by midnight on Tuesday, February 11th, or they will no longer be viable. **
Call and/or Email Your Respective State Senators and Delegates:
Possible Script to Reference When Contacting State Legislators:
“As a pharmacist/constituent operating within the Commonwealth of Virginia, I urge you to vote in favor of HB 1506/SB 1026. These bills will improve Virginians’ access to high quality, more affordable healthcare at 1,539 pharmacy healthcare destinations. Pharmacists are already trained and educated to perform these services. Passage of this bill would greatly increase access to care that is not only convenient but often available seven days a week and around the clock. Thank you in advance for considering a vote to modernize the current healthcare infrastructure in the Commonwealth.”