Dr. Voils advocates for pharmacist provider status during ASHP Legislative Day

Published: October 6th, 2015

Category: News, Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research News

Stacy VoilsStacy Voils, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research, joined pharmacists from around the nation in advocating for pharmacist provider status during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, or ASHP, Legislative Day on Sept. 16. Voils met with Florida’s congressional representatives and staff in Washington D.C. to advocate for the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, federal legislation that would recognize pharmacists as health care providers under Medicare in specific circumstances. The Legislative Day event was a part of ASHP’s annual Policy Week activities, which included council meetings and the trip to Capitol Hill for attendees to talk pharmacy with their elected officials.