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.
Continue to conduct Hill visits to policy makers to raise awareness of psychiatric pharmacy and establish contacts.
2.
Continue to interact with SAMHSA, agencies, and other governmental entities (such as Office of National Drug Control Policy-ONDCP) by:
a.
Following up with SAMHSA on the Optimizing the Role of Pharmacists in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders stakeholder meeting and contribute to the resulting paper, future meetings, and opportunities that flow from these efforts.
b.
Pursuing opportunities that align with CPNP’s policy initiatives.
c.
Conducting meetings/visits.
3.
Continue to interact with National Council by:
a.
Recommending psychiatric pharmacists as contributing members to future, relevant Medical Directors Council papers as they match CPNP’s interest.
b.
Advising them of our goals and objectives and proposing areas of potential partnership between the organizations.
4.
Participate in and support the activities of the following coalitions:
a.
Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC)
b.
Mental Health Liaison Group
c.
Health Professionals and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC)