CALM Flash Update
PHCA/CALM has great news to report in its advocacy efforts on behalf of the veterans in Pennsylvania’s personal care homes and assisted living residences.
On Tuesday, October 14, the Governor signed SB 1224, the VA Medications Repackaging Bill.
This legislation has been a PHCA/CALM priority since it was first brought to our attention by CALM Committee member Bob Basile last year.
SB 1224 adds PCHs and ALRs to the list of locations where VA medications may be repackaged by pharmacies for use by veterans living in those long-term care facilities. The bill moves on to Governor Corbett to be signed into law and will take effect 60 days after its signing ensuring continued safe, efficient, and effective medication dispensing by PCHs and ALRs, and the continued benefit to veterans of lower cost medications through the VA.
Thanks to all who have played a role in developing this legislation, especially our members who reached out to their legislators with phone calls, e-mails and letters stating the importance of this bill and what it will do to help Pennsylvania’s Veterans.
If you have any questions about SB 1224, please don’t hesitate to contact Bandon Smeltzer at 717-884-4724 or email@example.com.
The Center for Assisted Living Management (CALM) is a professional association dedicated to enhancing the health, safety and well-being of those who live in Pennsylvania’s personal care homes and assisted living residences.
We provide policy and legislative leadership, education, advocacy, information and innovation to an emerging industry whose philosophy of care promotes independence and dignity among seniors and those with disabilities. Our membership includes for-profit and non-profit providers, as well as businesses that support and serve those providers.
CALM’s mission is to create and sustain a robust care delivery system for Pennsylvania’s aging population. CALM is an affiliate of the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) and is the companion organization of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA).