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Standing Committees

In 2010 the AAPA Board passed unanimously facts in to laws. In an effort to gain member involvement in the AAPA , several sub commitees were created for general members to nominate themselves or other members for a 2 year term . The sub committee are headed by a board member. Here is a list of the sub committees approved :

– IT Committee: responsible for all media outlets, updates, messages, forums and optimization.

– National Committee: responsible for building AAPA chapters and member involvement outside the state of  Michigan .

– Contract Committee: This committee will be responsible for  negotiations with vendors . The committee will report to the Board and furnish all information and findings to help the Board in making contract decisions. We are seeking a central fill contract that will save each pharmacy an average of $8 per prescription.

– Finance & Budget Committee: This committee will oversee all financial transactions conducted by the AAPA and will assist the AAPA Board with budget planning and allocation.

– Social Committee : This committee will be responsible for all social events including the annual dinner, networking and other events that needs support and other social endeavors and outlets.

– Education Committee: This committee is responsible for engaging and  building relationships with pharmacy schools, students and scholars from all arenas.

– Membership Committee: This committee will oversea and set the criteria for all potential member applicants whether they be pharmacists, a pharmacy, or a student.

– Legislative Committee: This committees goal is to explain the power of one individual to impact their legislator and legislation. The members will discuss ways in which pharmacy professionals can interact with their legislator to positively affect passage of legislation as well as learn about the legislative priorities of the Michigan Pharmacists Association.

Board of Directors

Akram Obeid
Chairman
Tom Fakih
Vice Chairman
Ali ElHasan
Secretary
Sammy Salem
Treasurer
Mahmoud Sobh
Board Member
Osama Fakih
Board Member
Nazih Jawad
Board Member
Hani Zaher
Board Member
Mahmoud Dabaja
Board Member
Fayez Faraj
Board Member
Fadi Nuseibeh
Board Member
Ahmad Ankouni
Board Member
Raad Kouza
Board Member
Emad Saleh
Board Member
Ali Nasser
Board Member
Khalil Bazzi
Coordinator

Pharmacist Code of Ethics

Pharmacists are health professionals who assist individuals in making the best use of medications. These principles, based on moral obligations and virtues, are established to guide pharmacists in relationships with patients, health professionals and society.

A pharmacist respects the covenantal relationship between the patient and pharmacist.
Considering the patient-pharmacist relationship as a covenant means that a pharmacist has moral obligations in response to the gift of trust received from society. In return for this gift, a pharmacist promises to help individuals achieve optimum benefit from their medications, to be committed to their welfare, and to maintain their trust.

A pharmacist promotes the good of every patient in a caring, compassionate and confidential manner.
A pharmacist places concern for the well-being ofthe patient at the center of professional practice. In doing so, a pharmacist considers needs stated by the patient as well as those defined by health science. A pharmacist is dedicated to protecting the dignity of the patient. With a caring attitude and a compassionate spirit, a pharmacist focuses on serving the patient in a private and confidential manner.

A pharmacist respects the autonomy and dignity of each patient.
A pharmacist promotes the right of self-determination and recognizes individual self-worth by encouraging patients to participate in decisions about their health. A pharmacist communicates with patients in terms that are understandable. In all cases, a pharmacist respects personal and cultural differences among patients.

A pharmacist acts with honesty and integrity in professional relationships.
A pharmacist has a duty to tell the truth and to act with conviction of conscience. A pharmacist avoids
discriminatory practices, behavior or work conditions that impair professional judgment, and actions that compromise dedication to the best interests of patients.

A pharmacist maintains professional competence.
A Pharmacist has a duty to maintain knowledge and abilities as new medications, devices and technologies become available and as health information advances.

A pharmacist respects the values and abilities of colleagues and other health professionals.
When appropriate, a pharmacist asks for the consultation of colleagues or other health professionals or refers the patient. A pharmacist acknowledges that colleagues and other health professionals may differ in the beliefs and values they apply to the care of the patient.

A pharmacist serves individual, community and societal needs.
The primary obligation of a pharmacist is to individual patients. However, the obligations of a pharmacist may
at times extend beyond the individual to the community and society. In these situations, a pharmacist recognizes the responsibilities that accompany these obligations and acts accordingly.

A pharmacist seeks justice in the distribution of health resources.
When health resources are allocated, a pharmacist is fair and equitable, balancing the needs of patients and society.