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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Pharmacists; physician assistants. Sets out the conditions for emergency pharmaceutical refills and prescription adaptations. Permits a pharmacist to prescribe certain devices or supplies approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. Provides that if a pharmacist prescribes certain devices or supplies, the pharmacist must provide the patient with a written advance beneficiary notice that is signed by the patient and that states that the patient may not be eligible for reimbursement for the device or supply. Requires that the pharmacy must keep a copy of the patient's advance beneficiary notice. Changes the role of a supervising physician for a physician Pharmacists; physician assistants. Sets out the conditions for emergency pharmaceutical refills and prescription adaptations. Permits a pharmacist to prescribe certain devices or supplies approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. Provides that if a pharmacist prescribes certain devices or supplies, the pharmacist must provide the patient with a written advance beneficiary notice that is signed by the patient and that states that the patient may not be eligible for reimbursement for the device or supply. Requires that the pharmacy must keep a copy of the patient's advance beneficiary notice. Changes the role of a supervising physician for a physician assistant to that of a collaborating physician. Removes prescribing requirement language of at least 30 contact hours in pharmacology by a program approved by the committee and requires the physician assistant to have graduated from an accredited physician assistant program and have received the required pharmacology training from the program. Removes the following requirements concerning prescribing by a physician assistant: (1) A physician assistant prescribing a controlled substance to have practiced as a physician assistant for at least 1,800 hours. (2) Prescribing authority being delegated to a physician assistant to be expressly delegated in writing by the physician. (3) Limiting the amount prescribed to an amount not to exceed a 30 day supply. Removes a requirement that a physician review at least 25% of the patient's records in a physician assistant's first year of practice. Requires the review of at least 10% of the patient records concerning the prescribing or administering of a drug (instead of only certain scheduled drugs) for the first year in which a physician assistant obtains authority to prescribe a drug. Removes certain chart review requirements and a statement to the board by the physician. ... View more