ASHP House of Delegates

The House of Delegates is the ultimate authority over ASHP professional policies, which express the Society's stance on important issues related to health-system pharmacy practice and medication use in society.  The House of Delegates meets annually at the ASHP Summer Meeting, where it reviews policy proposals that have been approved by the Board of Directors; most professional policies are initially drafted by ASHP councils or the executive committees of sections and forums. The Chair of the House of Delegates is Jim Trovato.

Participating in policy making is one of the most important functions that a state affiliate society like OSHP can contribute to the larger efforts of our national society.  ASHP uses these approved policies in their daily business of running ASHP, advocating for the profession, and most importantly ensuring safe and effective medication use for our patients.

OSHP is awarded 3 delegate representatives to ASHP annually.  OSHP membership elects these delegates to multi-year service obligations, which overlap with each other, ensuring longitudinal consistency.  The current OSHP delegates are:

3 year Delegate (ending 12/31/2019):  Sarah Deines
2 year Delegate (ending 12/31/2017):  Zach McCall
2 year Delegate (ending 12/31/2018):  Dan Rackham
3 year Delegate Alternate (ending 12/31/2018):  Mike Millard

In order for each delegate to be prepared to debate and decide on the outcome of each recommended policy by the time the House meets in early June, your delegates attend Regional Delegates Conferences (RDC) in early May.

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Make your voice heard:
Resolutions to be considered by the House of Delegates must be presented in writing to the Secretary of the House of Delegates at least 90 days in advance of the session and be signed by at least two active members of ASHP.  Please coordinate with your OSHP Delegates.

Recommendations are received at the HOD and are forwarded to the appropriate body within ASHP for assessment and action as may be indicated during the next year.  Please coordinate with your OSHP Delegates.

Proposed policies and amendments to the bylaws are available on the HOD website. You can join the discussion in the House of Delegates Community on ASHP Connect.  Through ASHP Connect, all ASHP members are encouraged to engage in the discussion.

So that the delegates can incorporate your feedback and represent your interests when deliberating with other members of the House, please contact them via Your input is valuable and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.


ASHP News:

Your ASHP house of delegates representatives (Kristy Butler , Michelle Murray  and Deanna ) would like to request your feedback and comments on the proposed ASHP policies (see link below).   Your representatives will be attending the ASHP summer meeting in early June and participating in the editing and approval of these policies that came out of ASHP Councils (Council on Public Policy, Council on Therapeutics, Council on Education and Workforce Development, Council on Pharmacy Management, Council on Pharmacy Practice).  There is also a new ASHP Statement on the Role of Pharmacists in Informatics that will be reviewed and voted on.    You can also comment on these policies on ASHP Connect under House of Delegates. 

ASHP House of Delegate Final 2015 Policy Recommendations: