TELL THE BOARD OF PHARMACY:

DON'T INCREASE PRESCRIPTION COSTS!

KEEP THE TECH CHECK PROGRAM!

Currently, Certified Pharmacy Technicians at your local pharmacy may choose to go through extensive training in order to participate in the "Technician Checking Validation Program," meaning they are trained and authorized to perform certain routine tasks without needing to involve a more expensive licensed Pharmacist.  This program:

  • Keeps costs under control,

  • Ensures that the licensed pharmacist is able to focus on more complex tasks,

  • Helps make sure that you get your prescriptions on time, and

  • Is completely safe and effective.

 

However, now the Board of Pharmacy is considering eliminating that program, even though their own analysis confirms that there will be "increased cost" totaling in the tens of thousands for each registrant, costs that will be passed on to the consumer.  That's why labor and health care providers agree:

Prescription costs are already too high! 

Tell the Board of Pharmacy to keep the Technical Checking Program!

SEND A MESSAGE NOW!

Fill out the form below to send a message to the Board of Pharmacy opposing elimination of the Technical Checking Validation Program!  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.

Name:

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Message:

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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 is holding a public hearing on this topic on Tuesday, November 23 beginning at 9:30am.

If you like, it is your right to attend (remotely via Microsoft Teams) and provide a simple statement of why you oppose the policy change.