This committee is responsible for providing advice and supporting justifications on policy activities as broad representatives of the membership. The committee will work to recommend organizational policy positions that benefit  members and to ensure advocacy efforts do not disadvantage or harm any particular subgroups in the membership. The committee will evaluate priorities for the upcoming year and create a policy agenda that will be put forward for board approval and will work with government affairs consultants to evaluate opportunities to influence the policymaking process ensuring activities are reflective of and benefitting the membership.

You can review information on the current Committee Members and their Charges by downloading the PDF version.

Charges to the Government Affairs Committee

Participate in committee orientation meetings that lay the groundwork for the work of the GAC and the policies that support and guide the committee’s efforts.
Review all pages and information under the Advocacy section of the CPNP website and advise on suggested edits.
Review all existing issue briefs at and recommend suggested edits.
Recommend additional issue briefs or documents that explain CPNP’s core issues.
By November, establish a public policy/advocacy agenda annually for Board approval in conjunction with DPG.
Participate in tasks that the GAC and DPG agree support the Health Policy Agenda.
Participate in discussion around the maturation of the GAC and its efforts to grow future policy and GA leaders.
Contribute content or editing recommendations to comment letters and other communications intended to address legislative, regulatory and policy actions. In the absence of expertise on the GAC, recommend CPNP members to assist.

9. Participate in and support the activities of the following coalitions (staffed by DPG):

  • Pharmacy Stakeholders Group
  • Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition (PAPCC)
  • Mental Health Liaison Group
  • Health Professionals and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC)