Maine Pharmacy Association

Maine Pharmacy Association Advocates for Provider Status: HR 592/S314

HR 592/S314 “Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act” is one of the most important legislative initiatives for the profession of pharmacy. HR 592 and the Senate companion bill S314 would amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include pharmacists as providers thereby enabling patient access to, and payment for pharmacy services.  Currently, […]

Pharmacist and Student Contingent Attend LD 141 Hearing

The pharmacist and student pharmacist contingent who attended the joint House/Senate hearing at the Cross State Office Building in Augusta (2/24) on LD 141 “An Act to Amend the Definition of ‘Health Care Practitioner’ in the Maine Health Security Act to Include Pharmacists” which was introduced by Representative Paul Chace.    Many individuals testified in favor of the […]


For Immediate Release, February 24, 2015 On Monday, February 23, 2015, Judge Nancy Torresen ruled in favor of our case against the State of Maine (Ouellette, et al vs. Mills) regarding the importation of medications from specific foreign countries. Judge Torresen ruled definitively in our favor that the Maine law passed in 2012 (LD 171, […]

HR 592, Federal Provider Status Legislation, Introduced in the US House of Representatives

On January 28th, 2015​, the federal provider status legislation was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. The bill – introduced by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Todd Young (R-IN), and Ron Kind (D-WI) – is called the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act H.R. 592. Similar to 2014’s, H.R. 4190, the provisions […]

Pharmacists Nutting and Chace Elected to Maine House of Representatives!

Congratulations to pharmacists Bob Nutting of Oakland and Paul Chace of Durham who were elected to Maine’s 127th Legislature!  Bob Nutting, Speaker of the House in the 125th Legislature, was re-elected to represent Maine District 78.  Paul Chace won his first political race to represent Maine District 46.  Not since 2004 have two pharmacists simultaneously served in Maine’s legislature (Bob […]


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