IPA Bill Passes House
Two major pharmacy bills got one step closer to being enacted into law this week. IPA's bill (SF 296/HF 794) to expand pharmacist immunizations, create a statewide protocol for test and treat, and establish broad collaborative practice authority passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Although the bill passed the Senate already, the House version was amended to lower the permitted age for test and treat to six and above and alter the sections lowering the permitted age for immunizations. This means the Senate will have to accept the House changes before the bill is sent to the Governor's desk. Thank you to Rep. Anne Meyer and Rep. John Forbes who helped move this bill through the House.
The Board of Pharmacy's bill (HF 514/SF 416) to update pilot project authority for the Board of Pharmacy and broaden the delegation of technical functions under a pharmacist was passed by the Senate this week. The bill now awaits signature from the Governor.
Each week throughout the session, we will keep you updated in the +1 section of the Top 5. IPA provides a bill tracker, listing all bills IPA is following on behalf of our members.