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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Various health matters. Specifies that the division of mental health and addiction (division) has primary oversight over suicide prevention and crisis services activities and coordination and designation of the 9-8-8 crisis hotline centers. Sets forth requirements to be designated as a 9-8-8 crisis hotline center. Establishes the statewide 9-8-8 trust fund. Delays the requirement that a prescription for a controlled substance be in an electronic format until January 1, 2022. Adds pharmacists as a prescriber for purposes of the telemedicine laws. Removes the requirement that a prescription for a patient who is receiving services through telemedicine be based on a Various health matters. Specifies that the division of mental health and addiction (division) has primary oversight over suicide prevention and crisis services activities and coordination and designation of the 9-8-8 crisis hotline centers. Sets forth requirements to be designated as a 9-8-8 crisis hotline center. Establishes the statewide 9-8-8 trust fund. Delays the requirement that a prescription for a controlled substance be in an electronic format until January 1, 2022. Adds pharmacists as a prescriber for purposes of the telemedicine laws. Removes the requirement that a prescription for a patient who is receiving services through telemedicine be based on a previous in person examination or as part of an established treatment plan. Changes references of the pharmacist in charge to the pharmacist on duty. Allows a pharmacist to supervise eight pharmacy interns. Allows a pharmacy technician to work remotely to perform specified responsibilities. Provides that the Indiana board of pharmacy shall hold the pharmacy permit holder accountable, rather than the qualifying pharmacy, for staffing violations if the qualifying pharmacist does not have the authority to make staffing determinations. Specifies that a transfer of a prescription includes a schedule II controlled substance. Allows the refill of a one time 90 day supply for maintenance medications. Removes the requirement that a pharmacist provide a patient with a written advance beneficiary notice that states that the patient may not be eligible for reimbursement for the device or supply. Changes remote dispensing facility requirements concerning location of the facility. Changes how long a remote dispensing facility must retain a surveillance recording from 45 days to 30 days. Removes specified physical requirements that a video monitor being used by the remote facility must meet. Adds therapeutic substitution to the definition of protocol for purposes of drug regimen adjustments and defines "therapeutic alternative" and specifies use of therapeutic alternative requirements for protocols. Removes a requirement for drug protocols concerning availability of medical records. Allows for physician assistants and advance practice registered nurses to make referrals to pharmacists. ... View more