Engrossed House Bill (S)

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Pharmacy law. Allows the state health commissioner or a designated public health authority who is a licensed prescriber to issue a statewide standing order, prescription, or protocol that allows a pharmacist to administer or dispense: (1) certain immunizations; or (2) a smoking cessation product. Requires that the standing order, prescription, or protocol be posted on the Internet web site of the board of pharmacy (board). Allows: (1) more than four members of the same political party; and (2) individuals who are full-time members or professors at a school of pharmacy; to serve on the board. Allows the board to adopt Pharmacy law. Allows the state health commissioner or a designated public health authority who is a licensed prescriber to issue a statewide standing order, prescription, or protocol that allows a pharmacist to administer or dispense: (1) certain immunizations; or (2) a smoking cessation product. Requires that the standing order, prescription, or protocol be posted on the Internet web site of the board of pharmacy (board). Allows: (1) more than four members of the same political party; and (2) individuals who are full-time members or professors at a school of pharmacy; to serve on the board. Allows the board to adopt emergency rules concerning pharmacies that perform compounding. Removes the requirement that a pharmacy permit and pharmacist's license be prominently displayed at the pharmacy. Removes the requirement that a prescriber be notified when there is a change in the quantity filled of certain prescriptions. Allows a pharmacist to administer pneumonia immunizations to individuals who are at least 50 years of age. Authorizes a pharmacist to administer immunizations under a standing order, prescription, or protocol of the state health commissioner. Defines "telepharmacy". Establishes a registration for pharmacy remote dispensing facilities. Sets forth requirements for the registration. Makes various changes to the laws concerning drug regimens and the use of protocols. Requires that a health insurance policy and a health maintenance organization contract that provides coverage for prescription medications must provide for synchronized refill schedule coordination for chronic prescription medications. ... View more