MSHP Presidential Updates - Brandon Ordway, PharmD, MS 

April 2020

What an interesting year this has been as president!

We implemented our MSHP Operating Model, creating a new way to think about our work and being more intentional with our goals and plans to achieve them. It's definitely a work in progress, but as with almost any significant improvement work it takes time for new processes to become hardwired. We also spent a fair amount of time as a Board creating foundational documents and processes to set us up for future success as an organization. With the constant turnover of the Board, having standards and automated processes to monitor key MSHP tasks will help us stay on track and fulfill our Board obligations better. You can read all about our achievements in the MSHP Operating Model pillar reports. Below are a few initiatives I would like to highlight:  READ MORE

Minnesota 2020 Legislative Session Summary 

Click HERE for MPA 2020 Legislative Summary and click HERE for the 2020 Minnesota Legislative Bill Tracker.  

Minnesota Legislative Weekly Report (2-29-20)
Minnesota Pharmacy Alliance Legislative Update (3-1-20)

Please note, the legislative schedule is fluid and bills may be added or removed from a committee schedule at any time. For the most up to date committee schedule, you may use the following link to the combined legislative calendar.

Minnesota House of Representatives Passed Emergency and Longer-Term Insulin Assistance Program

Emergency and Longer-Term Insulin Assistance Program

MSHP Pharmacy Advocacy Fund

Please consider supporting MSHP's advocacy efforts by DONATING to the MSHP Pharmacy Advocacy Fund.  If you prefer, you can download the Donation Form and submit this with your payment to MSHP.  For additional information on MSHP's Pharmacy Advocacy Fund, click HERE


Minnesota Board of Pharmacy - Frequently Asked Questions:  COVID-19

ASHP Principles for COVID-19 Vaccine

ASHP Expands Access to Online Resources to Everyone

ASHP CEO Blog: Update on COVID-19 Response and Developments

In his newest blog post, ASHP Chief Executive Officer Paul W. Abramowitz updates members on several new ASHP initiatives to support pharmacists as we work together to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC's COVID-19 Information   

Minnesota House of Representatives Media – article on COVID-19 Emergency Funding Bills Passage

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has created a dedicated webpage for Minnesota Employers and Employees.  The website will be updated as additional programs and services are made available.  The site provides guidance for those employers and employees impacted by yesterday’s announcement on business suspensions.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development – COVID-19 Employment Related Advice

While the Legislature has adjourned until April 14th, Senate Majority Leader Gazelka announced at the conclusion of this morning’s session the Legislature is tentatively looking to return for a “check-in floor session” on March 26th.  In order to meet prior to April 14th, all four legislative leaders must agree to return.   Senator Gazelka promised to give at least 48 advance notice before any session takes place.  There are a number of rapidly developing issues related to the Coronavirus which may need immediate attention from the Legislature. 

Diabetes and COVID-19 - What You Need to Know



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