UPCOMING EVENTS

22 Sep 2021 5:00 PM • Virtual

2021 NHSHP Partners:


          



Thank you for your support of our mission and vision for 2021!

Legislative Partner

 

NHSHP Student Pharmacist Scholarship 

2021-2022


Annually NHSHP awards up to two $2500 awards to student pharmacist showing leadership qualities; these students will be the next generation to move the pharmacy profession forward. 


We are now accepting scholarship applications! 

Deadline for scholarship material is January 15, 2022 by 11:59 PM EDT


Scholarship qualifications and application process are outlined in the guide below.


Guidelines for NHSHP Scholarship Award Submissions 2021-22


Letter of Recommendation Guidance 2022 Award


NHSHP Scholarship Application 2021-22


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NH Collaborative Practice Agreement Workshop


Excellent opportunity to learn from those that have done it! 


Collaborative Practice - how do you get started? 

This will be a virtual interactive session to help you get started.


September 22nd from 5-8 pm


Registration now open!

See event page on how to register.


NH Pharmacy Awards 2021


Pharmacist and pharmacy technicians have had an extraordinary role in the lives of patients over this past year. I am sure you have many stories of those that have gone above and beyond during this time. We are looking for those stories and nominations for those deserving individuals! Nominations are not just about the grand gestures but of those that keep showing up and help inspire the team. If you have one of these stories please consider entering a nomination for the NH Pharmacy Awards. We want to recognize those deserving individuals that make our profession better, our patients better, and life better.


If you have a nomination (self-nominations are accepted as well) please complete the form and submit via email to: maryann.cooper@mcphs.edu.


Nominations are due by September 30th, 2021


2021 NH Pharmacy Awards Nomination Form



Recent Legislative Work 


House Bill 479 - Passed and Signed into Law


An Act relative to pharmacist provider status, nicotine cessation therapy, and pharmacy benefits manager requirements.


  • This bill includes pharmacists as providers for certain covered services including Medicaid and authorizes pharmacists to provide nicotine cessation therapy pursuant to a standing order from a physician, physician assistant, or APRN and to be reimbursed under Medicaid.  The bill also prohibits pharmacy benefit managers from requiring additional accreditation of health care providers.

House Bill 1280 - Passed and Signed into Law


An Act relative to copayments for insulin, establishing a wholesale prescription drug importation program,  establishing a New Hampshire prescription drug affordability board, establishing the prescription drug competitive marketplace, relative to the pricing of generic prescription drugs, relative to prior authorization for prescription drug coverage, and requiring insurance coverage for epinephrine auto-injectors.


  • Requires insurers to cap the total amount for insulin for covered persons.
  • Establishes a prescription drug affordability board to determine annual public payor spending targets for prescription drugs, develop and implement policies and procedures for the collection of prescription drug price data, implement a register of drug manufacturers for drug pricing data, and establish funding for the board by reasonable user fees and assessments.
  • Clarifies the pricing of generic prescription drugs under the law governing consumer protection.
  • Clarifies the procedure for prior authorization for prescription drugs on the formulary under the managed care law.
  • Requires insurance coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors.
  •  Establishes the prescription drug competitive marketplace
  • Establishes a wholesale importation program for prescription drugs from Canada by or on behalf of the state.  This bill requires the department of health and human services to design the program and obtain federal approval for the program.  

House Bill 572 - Passed and Signed into Law


An Act relative to pharmacist administration of vaccines and allowing a licensed advanced pharmacy technician to administer vaccines.


  • This bill allows licensed advanced pharmacy technicians to administer vaccines, combines the pharmacist administration of vaccines authority into one section, provides for recording vaccinations in the state vaccine registry, and requires the report of any adverse reactions.



Immunization Resources:


If you are already national certified in immunization delivery but need some refresher material here is a list of opportunities to consider below:


APhA offers an annual immunization update for free https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6119/your-annual-immunization-update-whats-new-and-whats-to-come 

Pharmacist Letter also has immunizations CEs
The APhA website also offers videos on vaccine techniques that they can review https://www.pharmacist.com/vaccine-administration-techniques



COVID-19 Resource Center:


ASHP COVID 19 Resource Center Link





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