This Board appointed council is responsible for pursuing and managing organizational legislative initiatives. This council also manages relationships with partner organizations and monitors and provides input into legislative issues having impact on the CPNP membership and the neuropsychiatric pharmacy profession. Development of organizational positions and strategic alliances, monitoring, and grassroots communication plans are the responsibility of this council.

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

Charges to the Government Affairs Council

1.
Establish a public policy/advocacy agenda annually for Board approval in conjunction with DPG.
2.
Participate in tasks that the GAC and DPG agree support the Health Policy Agenda.
3.
Participate in discussion and efforts around the restructure of the GAC with the goals being to mature the GAC and its efforts and to grow future policy and GA leaders
4.
Outreach to policy makers and stakeholders in a planned fashion using individual relationships and history.
5.
Prepare written background materials about CPNP and its core issues as needed.
6.
Monitor the legislative, regulatory and policy landscape and alert DGP to opportunities to respond as appropriate with comment letters and/or perhaps author the comment letters.
7.
Continue representation and activity within current coalitions (most staffed by DPG) and identify others that are appropriate to engage with.
8.
Participate in and support the activities of the following coalitions (staffed by DPG):
a.
Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC)
b.
Mental Health Liaison Group
c.
Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalistion (HPNEC)