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Title:Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force
Website:https://www.idfpr.com/profs/Boards/PharmTaskForce.asp
Contact Name:Rob Dixon
Contact Title:Legislative Director at IDFPR
Contact Comments:
Function:The Task Force shall discuss how to further advance the practice of pharmacy in a manner that recognizes the needs of the healthcare system, patients, pharmacies, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. As a part of its discussions, the Task Force shall consider, at a minimum, the following: (1) the extent to which providing whistleblower protections for pharmacists and pharmacy technician reporting violation of worker policies and requiring pharmacies to have at least one pharmacy technician on duty whenever the practice of pharmacy is conducted, to set a prescription filling limit of not more than 10 prescriptions filled per hour, to mandate at least 10 pharmacy technician hours per 100 prescriptions filled, to place a general prohibition on activities that distract pharmacists, to provide a pharmacist a minimum of 2 15-minute paid rest breaks and one 30-minute meal period in each workday on which the pharmacist works at least 7 hours, to not require a pharmacist to work during a break period, to pay to the pharmacist 3 times the pharmacist's regular hourly rate of pay for each workday during which the required breaks were not provided, to make available at all times a room on the pharmacy's premises with adequate seating and tables for the purpose of allowing a pharmacist to enjoy break periods in a clean and comfortable environment, to keep a complete and accurate record of the break periods of its pharmacists, to limit a pharmacist from working more than 8 hours a workday, and to retain records of any errors in the receiving, filling, or dispensing of prescriptions of any kind could be integrated into the Pharmacy Practice Act; and (2) the extent to which requiring the Department to adopt rules requiring pharmacy prescription systems contain mechanisms to require prescription discontinuation orders to be forwarded to a pharmacy, to require patient verification features for pharmacy automated prescription refills, and to require that automated prescription refills notices clearly communicate to patients the medication name, dosage strength, and any other information required by the Department governing the use of automated dispensing and storage systems to ensure that discontinued medications are not dispensed to a patient by a pharmacist or by any automatic refill dispensing systems whether prescribed through electronic prescriptions or paper prescriptions may be integrated into the Pharmacy Practice Act to better protect the public. This Section is repealed on November 1, 2021
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:
Compensation:None
Composition:The voting members of the Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force shall be appointed as follows: (1) the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or his or her designee, shall appoint: a representative of a statewide organization exclusively representing retailers, including pharmacies; and a retired licensed pharmacist who has previously served on the Board of Pharmacy and on the executive committee of a national association representing pharmacists and who shall serve as the chairperson of the Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force; (2) the President of the Senate, or his or her designee, shall appoint: a representative of a statewide organization representing pharmacists; and a representative of a statewide organization representing unionized pharmacy employees; (3) the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, or his or her designee, shall appoint: a representative of a statewide organization representing physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois; and a representative of a statewide professional association representing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, and others working in or with an interest in hospital and health-system pharmacy; and (4) the Minority Leader of the Senate, or his or her designee, shall appoint: a representative of a statewide organization representing hospitals; and a representative of a statewide association exclusively representing long-term care pharmacists. The Secretary, or his or her designee, shall appoint the following non-voting members of the Task Force: a representative of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy; a clinical pharmacist who has done extensive study in pharmacy e-prescribing and e-discontinuation; and a representative of the Department. The following additional voting members shall be appointed to the Task Force as follows: (A) one representative of a statewide organization exclusively representing retailers, including pharmacies, who shall be appointed by the Governor; (B) one representative of a statewide organization representing unionized pharmacy employees who shall be appointed by the Governor; (C) one member of the General Assembly who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (D) one member of the General Assembly who shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; (E) one member of the General Assembly who shall be appointed by the President of the Senate; and (F) one member of the General Assembly who shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
Authority:225 ILCS 85/4.5

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bauman, JerrySecretary of IDFPRNon-Voting MemberRepresentative of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Bertino-Tarrant, Jennifer8/28/2020President of the SenateMemberGeneral Assembly Member
Brake, HelgaMinority Leader of the SenateMemberRepresentative of a statewide organization representing hospitals
Brown, Jayna1/3/2020GovernorMemberRepresentative of a statewide organization representing unionized pharmacy employees
Burgess, PhillipSpeaker of the HouseChairRetired licensed pharmacist who has previously served on the Board of Pharmacy and on the executive committee of a national association representing pharmacists
Bursua, Adam. J. Secretary of IDFPRNon-Voting MemberClinical pharmacist who has done extensive study in pharmacy e-prescribing and e-discontinuation
Frese, Rep. Randy1/8/2020Minority Leader of the HouseMemberGeneral Assembly Member
Karr, Rob1/3/2020GovernorMemberRepresentative of a statewide organization exclusively representing retailers, including pharmacies
Kramer, Brian H. Minority Leader of the SenateMemberRepresentative of a statewide association exclusively representing long-term care pharmacists
McCann, Ryan L. 3/13/2020Speaker of the HouseMemberRepresentative of a statewide organization exclusively representing retailers, including pharmaciesKane
Meyers, ScottPresident of the SenateMemberRepresentative of a statewide organization representing pharmacists
Reimers, ScottMinority Leader of the HouseMemberRepresentative of a statewide organization representing physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois
Reynolds, GarthMinority Leader of the HouseMemberRepresentative of a statewide professional association representing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, and others working in or with an interest in hospital and health-system pharmacy
Stiede, ThomasPresident of the SenateMemberRepresentative of a statewide organization representing unionized pharmacy employees
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMemberGeneral Assembly Member
Wiggins, HunterSecretary of IDFPRNon-Voting MemberRepresentative of the Department
Zalewski, Rep. Michael1/30/2020Speaker of the HouseMemberGeneral Assembly Member