Tennessee Pharmacists Association

TPA House of Delegates
The TPA House of Delegates serves to interpret the objectives of TPA as stated in the Constitution and is the legislative and policy-making body of the Association. The House is composed of 110 members, representing each TPA Practice Society, each Tennessee school/college of pharmacy, and the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. Members are encouraged to volunteer for Delegate positions when TPA calls for leadership nominations each fall.

Click here to learn  about submitting Resolutions for consideration.

Twice each year, during the TPA Winter Meeting and TPA Summer Meeting, the TPA House of Delegates votes on Resolutions submitted by individuals or groups who want TPA to take a specific stance on a specific issue. Resolutions that are adopted by the House of Delegates help guide TPA leaders in setting policies and priorities for the Association.

Resolutions adopted since 1986 can be read in their entirety below.



2020-2022 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

  22.2   Provision of Vaccines in Tennessee
  22.1   Tennessee Prescribing/Dispensing Autonomy
  21.1   To Honor Micah Cost
  20.4   Access to NarxCare Through the Tennessee Controlled Substance Monitoring Database)
  20.3   Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
  20.2   Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

2010-2019 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

  19.1   A Resolution Advocating for Pharmacy Working Environments that Promote Optimal Patient Care
  18.4   Patient Freedom of Choice Regarding Access to Pharmacists and Pharmacies
  18.3   Medical Cannabis
  18.2   Inclusion of Pharmacists as Part of Optimal Team-Based Care in Training Videos
  18.1   Pharmacist-Led Community Health Coalitions to Improve Patient Medication Adherence
  17.3   A Resolution Urging Dispensers to Submit Names Contained on Government IDs or Insurance Cards to the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database (CSMD)
  17.2   A Resolution Advocating for Pharmacy Technician Representation on the Tennessee State Board of Pharmacy
  17.1   TPA House of Delegates A Resolution Advocating for Increased Healthcare Access through Pharmacist-Provided Care with the Support of Pharmacy Technicians
  16.02   Continuing Education Credit for Actively Precepting Students
  16.01   To Honor Dr. Larry D. Calhoun
  15.03   Pharmacist Involvement in Opioid Antagonist Management
  15.02   To Honor Dr. Baeteena M. Black
  14.03   Encouraging the Use of FDA Registered Outsourcing Facilities for Bulk Sterile Compounded Parenteral Products
  14.02   To Pursue Legislation to Address the Problems Associated with the Use of MAC Pricing
  14.01   Pharmacist Support of Defining and Engaging in Collaborative Pharmacy Practice in Tennessee
  13.03   To Pursue More Severe Punishment for Criminal Actions Against Pharmacies, Pharmacists, or Other Dispensing Health Care Providers
  13.01   Encouraging Local Pharmacy District Relationships with Student Pharmacists
  12.02   To Recognize Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care Services
  12.01   To Urge the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy to Remove the Pharmacy Internship Rule Requiring 400 Hours of Practical Experience Outside the Confines of the College
  11.01   To Recognize Dick R. Gourley, Pharm.D. for Meritorious Service and Leadership as Dean of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
  10.04   To Honor and Express Congratulations to Kevin Eidson, Pharm.D., on His Meritorious Service as Executive Director of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
  10.03   Independence of the Board of Pharmacy
  10.02   Controlled Substance Database

2000-2009 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

  09.01   To Further Efforts by the Tennessee Pharmacists Association to Be Environmentally Conservative in Providing Member Services
  08.02   To Mark the 125th Anniversary of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association
  08.01   Postgraduate Residency Training
  07.03   Implementation of new Medicaid Rule for AMP-based FULs
  07.02   Development of New Pharmacy Schools in Tennessee
  07.01   Promotion of the Tennessee Universal Medication List
  06.4   To Support the Election of a Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Director with Appropriate Qualifications and Salary as Determined by the Board
  06.3   To Honor and Express Appreciation to David Pesterfield, Pharmacy Plus Programs and Braden’s Furniture
  06.2   To Honor and Express Congratulations to Kendall M. Lynch, D.Ph., on His Meritorious Service as Executive Director of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
  05.5   To Call for A New State Contract for “Safety Net” Pharmacy Services
  05.4   To Expand Designated Seats in the TPA House of Delegates
  05.3   To Observe the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the TPA Women’s Auxiliary
  05.2   Patient Medication List
  05.1   To Honor and Express Congratulations to Albert H. Price, D.Ph.
  04.7   To Express Congratulations to William E. Evans, Pharm.D.
  04.6   Support for the Governor’s Task Force on Methamphetamine Abuse
  04.5   To Express Appreciation to Joseph E. Johnson, Ph.D.
  04.4   To Express Appreciation to the Members of the 103rd General Assembly for Supporting Funding of a New University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Building
  04.3   To Express Appreciation to the Honorable Phil Bredesen, Governor of Tennessee, for Supporting Funding of a New University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Building
  04.2   To Support the “Asthmatic School Children’s Treatment and Health Maintenance Act of 2003” H.R. 2023
  04.01   To Oppose Changes in the Pharmacy Benefit of the State of Tennessee Group Insurance Program
  03.08   To Honor Senator Roscoe Dixon
  03.07   To Honor Representative Nathan Vaughn
  03.06   To Honor and Congratulate Barbara McAndrew on her Meritorious Service as the First Consumer Member of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
  03.04   Medical Service Supplier
  03.03   Support for Pharmacy Benefit Manager Company Regulation
  03.02   Requiring the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry to Package Prescription Medication in Unit-of-Use Packaging
  03.01   TennCare Pharmacy Co-Pays
  02.05   Support of Personnel Training Regarding Prescription Transcriptions
  02.04   Support for the Tennessee Arthritis Action Plan
  02.03   To Honor Marcia Williams
  02.02   To Honor Representative Shelby A. Rhinehart
  02.01   Recommendation for the Allowance of an Emergency Drug Kit Containing Controlled Substances in Long Term Care Facilities
  01.06   Support of Proposed National Legislation Affecting Pharmacy
  01.05   Opposition to Medicare Discount Card Proposal
  00.11   Third Class of Drugs
  00.10   Opposition to Implementation of New Medicaid AWP Prices
  00.9   In Memory of Senator Kenneth (“Pete”) Springer
  00.8   To Honor Douglas Anthony (Tony) Powers
  00.7   Right to Unlimited Access to Disease Management
  00.6   Immediate Availability of Meter Dose Inhalers to Asthmatic Students
  00.5   Color Coding Meter Dose Inhalers for Improved Asthma Management
  00.4   OTC Anti-theft Labeling
  00.3   Support for a Standardized Pharmacy Benefit Identification Card
  00.2   To Honor Jimmy McDonald
  00.1   To Honor William S. Chance

1990-1999 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

  99.8   To Honor Emmett S. Manley, Jr.
  99.7   Support for the Quality Health-Care Coalition Act of 1999
  99.6   Timely Notification of Providers by Third Parties
  99.5   Encouragement of Patients to Talk to Pharmacists
  99.3   Recognition for Pharmacists as Health Care Providers
  99.2   To Honor Kenneth E. Avis
  99.1   To Honor Rolland Carvel (Dudley) Hoskins
  98.6   To Honor Shawn D. Pruitt
  98.5   To Honor Jay Phipps, Jr.
  98.4   To Honor Timothy L. Tucker, Pharm.D.
  98.3   Planning Money for a University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Building
  98.2   Reimbursement for Claims Processor Failures
  98.1   Funding of Tennessee Poison Centers
  97.7   To Preserve the Practice of Compounding
  97.6   To Support the Patient Advocacy Act
  97.5   To Include Pharmacist Reference on OTC Labels
  97.4   For Development of Disaster Assistance Plans
  97.1   Anorectic Drugs
  96.6   Regulation and Restriction of “Nutritional Supplements”
  96.5   To Establish a Special Committee on Compounding Practice
  96.4   To Honor Senator James Rand McNally
  96.3   To Honor Representative Shelby A. Rhinehart
  96.2   Counseling Counter Height
  96.1   Support of the Proposed Tennessee Pharmacy Practice Act
  95.10   Communication of the Value of Pharmacists’ Services
  95.8   Resolution in Memory of Ernest Crouch
  95.7   Formation of a Society for Consultant Pharmacists
  95.4   Compensation for Cognitive Services
  95.3   CPR/ACLS/PALS Certification for Pharmacists
  95.2   Support of Pharmaceutical Care Model as the Standard of Practice
  95.1   Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Rule 1140-4-.13, Dispensing
  94.4   Starter Packages
  94.3   Third Class of Drugs
  94.2   Therapeutic Substitutions
  94.1   Preserving the Art of Compounding
  93.4   Home Infusion Therapy Compensation
  93.3   Support for Building a New Facility for the College of Pharmacy on the Memphis Campus
  93.1   North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  92.10   Mail Order Pharmacy – Catalog
  92.9   Federal Employee Prescription Benefit Program
  92.8   Commendation of Senator David Pryor (AR), Senator Jim Sasser, and Senator Al Gore
  92.6   Patient Profile and Counseling
  92.2   Home Infusion Therapy
  92.1   Consumer Protection
  91.11   Expiration Dates
  91.10   National Drug Codes
  91.9   Dosage Form Imprints
  91.4   Third Class of Drugs – OTC
  91.3   Claims Form Format (Third Party)
  91.2   Governmental Competition
  91.1   McCarran-Ferguson Act
  90.10   Physician Dispensing
  90.9   Printed Name of Prescriber
  90.8   Communicate of Prescription Orders
  90.7   UT College of Pharmacy – Increase Class Size
  90.6   Commendation of Senator David Pryor
  90.5   Discriminatory Pricing
  90.4   Long-Term Care
  90.3   Appreciation for Tom Clayton Sharp, Jr.
  90.2   Patient Counseling (CE)
  90.1   Tobacco – Smoke-Free Environment

1986-1989 RESOLUTIONS (click here to read):

  89.7   Mail Order
  89.6   Triplicate Prescriptions
  89.4   Sampling
  89.3   Medicaid
  89.2   Amphetamines
  89.1   Prescription Refills
  88.1   Medic Alert
  87.2   To Honor Senator James Sasser
  87.1   Legal Support
  86.1   Codeine Containing Cough Preparations