Government Affairs Advisory Committee 2015-2016
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Become an expert in grassroots lobbying techniques and actively participate in the legislative and regulatory process. Recommend the positions and priorities for legislative action on bills before the state legislature that are of interest to CSHP and impact the practice of pharmacy.  CSHP’s Government Affairs Committee plays a central role in advancing the profession of pharmacy in California and relies on volunteers like you to make it happen. The time commitment for this committee consists of approximately 30 hours per term.


  • Identify solutions to improve the pharmacy profession and recommend specific legislative efforts to the CSHP Board.
  • Analyze pending legislation and regulations that impact the practice of pharmacy, taking action as needed. Monitor a reasonable number of pending legislation (for example, 25-50 bills annually).
  • Collaborate with/participate in regulatory agencies that impact the practice of health-system pharmacy and provide guidance. For example, attend the California State Board of Pharmacy (BOP) meetings in your region, attend other health regulatory agency public meetings, provide comments during public comment periods, provide public comment/testimony, etc.
  • Promote grassroots advocacy to increase member participation in influencing legislation and regulations.
  • Foster relationships with legislators and staffers at the local, state, and national levels (e.g. routinely meet with your elected officials and assist others to do so).
  • Identify members who will collaborate with staff to provide expertise and testimony in legislative and regulatory matters.
  • Serve as affiliate chapter liaison for government affairs where possible.
  • Support Grassroots Advocates Recognition Program.
  • Participate in external organizations, events or programs.
  • Publish CJHP articles on advocacy, legislative/regulatory involvement and collaborative efforts with key stakeholders.
  • Continue to work with relevant bodies to implement SB 493

    2015-2016 Members

    Position Name Chapter
    Chair Keith Yoshizuka Diablo
    Chair-Elect Thomas Pugh Southern California
    Member Gene Borrelli San Fernando Valley
    Member Ronika Kalpage Sacramento Valley
    Member Christpher Mapes Golden Gate
    Member Elizabeth Nguye Sacramento Valley
    Member Robert Stein Orange County
    Member Lily Zheng Golden Gate
    New Practitioner Karen Craddick Southern California
    Pharmacy Technician Richard Nunez Golden Gate
    Student Jasmine Reber Touro University
    BOD Liaison Jason Bandy Sacramento Valley
    Ex-Officio Loriann DeMartini
    CSHP Office


Government Affairs Advisory Committee Files

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2015 Government Affairs Advisory Committee Report DOC (78 KB) R. Yamamura 11/18/2015


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