TSHP Legislative Updates
Texas is in between legislative session but there is still a lot we can do to advocate and lobby for health-system pharmacy. Check back here for additional summaries and Special Session updates as they come available.
TSHP Lobbyist, Brad Shields, will keep us up-to-date on all the issues important to you, the pharmacy community, and your patients. His reports, summaries, and highlights will be posted here as they come available.
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*NEW* TSHP Urges Caution on Proposed Drug Return Rules
TSHP Lobbyist, Brad Shields, represented the Society before the Texas Department of State Health Services Executive Council meeting on November 30 to reiterate the concerns TSHP raised on rules proposed by DSHS.[READ MORE]
2019 Texas Legislative Interim Studies Announced
Both, Texas House Speaker Straus and Lt. Governor Patrick, have announced their “Interim Study” assignments for 2018. TSHP has put together some highlights of the health-related issues: View Highlights One-sheet
TSHP and our lobbyist, Brad Shields, will be discussing our strategy in the coming months to advance and draw light to the initiatives and issues important to TSHP members. View Full Report
2017 Legislative Session
Click on the dates below to learn how session progressed at the Capital.
Issues Overview Report: Texas Legislative Associates' report of pharmacy issues filed for the 2017 Legislative session, updated with final outcomes
**2017 Final Pharmacy Legislative Report**
Texas Pharmacy Day at the Capitol -- Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -- was a huge success!
View the summary here.
HB 2561 – The Pharmacy Sunset Bill passed by the full Senate on a vote of 26 to 5. However, 7 amendments were adopted. They are as follows:
(Bill description: Reauthorizes the Pharmacy Board [TSBP] and suggests PMP changes)
2015 Legislative Session
Texas Legislative Associates' full report of the 2015 Legislative session: here
2015 Final Pharmacy Legislative Recap Chart
Legislative Tracking Report - January 23, 2015
Legislative Tracking Report - February 13, 2015
Legislative Tracking Report - February 20, 2015
Legislative Tracking Report - March 15, 2015
Legislative Tracking Report - March 27, 2015
Legislative Tracking Report - April 10, 2015
Legislative Tracking Report - April 17, 2015
Legislative Tracking Report - May 1, 2015
Legislative Tracking Report - May 15, 2015
Legislative Tracking Report - May 22, 2015