House of Delegates

Have you been wondering about CPhA’s annual House of Delegates meeting? Well wonder no more, because House of Delegates is happening! Although House of Delegates will be a virtual experience to protect your health and adhere to health ordinances, we promise this event will be filled with plenty of opportunities to caucus with your delegation to propose, debate, and pass CPhA policies to guide the future of the pharmacy profession.

If you have been on the fence about applying to serve in a leadership or delegate position, remember to submit your Desire to Serve form today!

The CPhA House of Delegates serves as the Association’s policy-setting body. These policies, which are established by delegates who serve in the House of Delegates, guide CPhA in discussions with the legislature, Board of Pharmacy, and any other government agencies. Your participation as a delegate ensures that CPhA policy accurately reflects the collective view of the pharmacy professionals throughout California.

2022 Call for Policy Topics

Click here to submit. The deadline for submission is May 6, 2022.

House of Delegates Governing Documents

How Do I Become a CPhA Delegate?

Delegates are generally elected or appointed by CPhA local associations, special interest groups, and student pharmacist chapters. To learn more about becoming a delegate, contact your local association, Special Interest Group, or the CPhA student representative for your designated school of pharmacy.

Policy Committees – Making Recommendations to the House

Another way to participate in the policy-setting process of CPhA is to volunteer for one of the Policy Committees. Policy Committees review existing policies and making recommendations to the House of Delegates on whether the policy is still valid, needs to be amended, or can remain as is as well as analyze new policies that are submitted from members throughout the year. Please complete and submit this form here.

Submitting New Business Proposals and Policy Ideas

Perhaps the single most accessible way in which a member can get involved with the policy-setting process of the Association is by submitting your ideas to the Policy Committees. This is your chance to influence practice in the pharmacy profession. Members have boldly affected change utilizing this process.

In order for a policy idea to be accepted, it must be submitted to a Policy Committee, or to the House of Delegates prior to the opening session of the House of Delegates. Members who propose new policies should also be prepared to present their item at Reference Committee hearings.