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Social Media Policy


To define how OSHP Board members will use social media and which sites will be used by OSHP.  This policy will also define who will be administrators, how administrators will be determined each year, who will be responsible for passwords and the type of content that will be used on social media.



OSHP leadership understands and supports the use of social media outlets to promote membership in the Society and in sharing information with its membership base.  OSHP has developed this policy to define how social media will be used to promote the profession of pharmacy and the mission of the Society.


Social media includes forms of electronic communication (i.e. web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)  


For purposes of this policy, social media will include the following applications:

·       Facebook

·       Twitter

·       LinkedIn




1.       Content posted on social media sites by OSHP administrators will be used for the benefit of:

a.       Disseminating important information impacting the profession of Health-System Pharmacy in our State;

b.      Promoting membership in the organization;

c.       Promoting the pharmacy profession;

2.       OSHP will post no material that violates any local, state or federal laws and regulations and/or is disruptive, inflammatory, threatening, profane, abusive, harassing, embarrassing, defamatory, obscene, libelous or is an invasion of another’s privacy.

3.       OSHP will post no material that might violate patient privacy in any way (information, photos, etc). 

4.       Members of OSHP may request posting of information by social media administrators.  Content will be reviewed by the administrator and/or other members of the Board (if necessary) prior to posting.

5.       OSHP administrators may post photos related to OSHP functions on social media sites, as long as permission has been granted by the person photographed.

6.       Administrators of the accounts will be determined by the OSHP Board and upon change of administrator, the password will be reset by the previous administrator and the President of OSHP will be notified.  The new account administrator, upon appointment, will receive the password from the President and may change the password.  The President (or whoever is delegated) will be given the password in the event that they need to assume administrator responsibilities.

7.       The OSHP Board shall determine and control the profile/usernames.

8.       The OSHP Board shall be responsible for enforcing the policy.

9.       OSHP Board members using their own personal social media accounts need a disclaimer when discussing something that could be interpreted as speaking on behalf of their Board position. The specific language that should be used is:  The information or views contained herein do not constitute the official positions of, or an endorsement by the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Approved 2-13.  Reviewed 8-18.

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