Official APhA policy is developed and by the APhA House of Delegates. The House is comprised of delegates from states, APhA academies, affiliated organizations, recognized pharmacy organizations, and ex-officio delegates such as APhA Past Presidents and Past Speakers of the APhA House of Delegates. House sessions are presided over by the Speaker of the House of Delegates.
The APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) seats its own House of Delegates to develop policy affecting student pharmacists. The APhA-ASP House is comprised of delegates from APhA-ASP chapters at each school/college of pharmacy.
Both Houses meet during APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition to vote on policy proposals developed throughout the year.
The APhA House thrives on member involvement. Serve your profession by volunteering to serve on a House committee. Volunteering on a committee is a great way to join colleagues with whom you share interests and work responsibilities. Complete the application and submit a resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5pm Eastern. The APhA Speaker of the House will review the pool of interested candidates and make committee appointments.
The APhA Speaker-elect is elected for a three-year term beginning the first year as Speaker-elect and then ascending to Speaker and APhA Trustee for the remaining two years. Prepare your application for next year's election now; download the Candidate Information and Application today.
The House adopted several new policies and reviewed several existing policies in 2013. Read the Actions of the 2013 House of Delegates. For background on these actions, refer to the appropriate documents below:
Read the Speaker's Third Report to the House of Delegates for details relating to changes in procedure for this year and other details relating to participation in the 2013 House.