TELL THE BOARD OF PHARMACY:
KEEP PATIENTS SAFE!
KEEP PROPER CERTIFICATION!
The Board of Pharmacy is considering a rule change that would drastically loosen and de-professionalize Pharmacy Technician certification. The change is being justified as addressing a healthcare workforce shortage, which is another way of saying that the industry does not value workers enough to pay them more! (View the details of the rule change here as a PDF.)
This rule change will:
Allow employers to pay sub-standard wages
Lower qualification standards
Reduce safety and reliability for patients
Complicates the renewal process for existing techs
Disincentivize additional pharmacy tech licensure
Tell the Board of Pharmacy to maintain quality standards!
SEND A MESSAGE NOW!
Fill out the form below to send a message to the Board of Pharmacy opposing the changes to certification for pharmacy techs! Keep in mind that whatever you send will become a public record (except that your email address is protected per ORS 192.355, subsection 40). You do not have to use your full name. If you would like the possibility of a response, an accurate e-mail address is necessary.
NOTE: Even if you don't want to give your full name, please do NOT pretend to be someone else. It diminishes the impact of other e-mails.
Personalize your message. Let your officials know who you are, where you're from, and why you are concerned.
Be polite. Your elected officials will be much more impressed with a reasoned message than a rude one.
Don't worry if you're not an expert on details! Board members hear from paid experts all day long, but your voice means much more as a constituent.
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The Board of Pharmacy will be holding a public hearing on this issue on March 29.
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