Pharmacists Name Grove Legislator of the Year
10/2/2013
 
Rep. Grove receiving his Legislator of the Year award from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s CEO Patricia Epple and Donald Smith, the PPA’s Government Relations Manager.
HARRISBURG – For his continued work to promote the needs of Pennsylvania’s pharmacists, and in particular pharmacist-provided immunizations, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) was named Legislator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association at their annual conference in Gettysburg this week.

“I am humbled by this honor. Pharmacists are our nation’s most used health care resource, from filling prescriptions to answering common questions, they are key members of our communities who play a huge role in keeping all our families healthy, “ Grove said. “It is a major reason why I am pursuing legislation to make accessing their immunization services easier for our children.”

Grove authored House Bill 776, which would allow children ages 7 to 17 to receive immunizations from certified pharmacists. Current law says anyone under the age of 18 must visit a physician for all immunizations. In addition, military health care fully covers immunizations provided by pharmacists, but does not cover those provided by doctors. So, children of men and women serving our nation are forced to pay out of pocket for their children’s immunizations in Pennsylvania. Grove’s bill would close this unfair loophole on military families, and make it easier for all families to access the immunizations they need.

House Bill 776 is expected to go before the House later this fall.

For more information on Grove’s legislative goals visit www.RepGrove.com or www.Facebook.com/RepSethGrove.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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