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.

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Personalize your message.  Let your officials know who you are, where you're from, and why you are concerned.

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Be polite.  Your elected officials will be much more impressed with a reasoned message than a rude one.

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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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WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO

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Testify remotely

The Board of Pharmacy will be holding a public hearing on this issue on March 29.

Anyone can sign up to testify online via Mircosoft Teams: