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IPA’s Pharmacy Practice Act Modernization Passes Senate

This week, IPA's legislative priority to modernize the Iowa Pharmacy Practice Act (HF 555) passed a Senate floor vote (46-0), bringing it one step closer to becoming law. The bill aligns pharmacy practice with other practitioners in the state by implementing a standard of care framework and removing restrictions on pharmacy practice.


This week, on February 26, IPA's legislative priority to modernize the Iowa Pharmacy Practice Act (HF 555) passed a Senate floor vote (46-0), bringing it one step closer to becoming law.  

The bill aligns pharmacy practice with other practitioners in the state by implementing a standard of care framework and removing restrictions on pharmacy practice. Idaho, Colorado, and Montana have adopted similar models to ensure pharmacy practice keeps pace with pharmacists' full education and training.  

Last session, IPA introduced HF 555, advancing the bill through the House of Representatives on a vote of 86-10 and unanimously through the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Following opposition from anti-vaccine groups, IPA committed to educating legislators throughout the interim and crafting a clarifying amendment to pass the bill this session. The last modernization of Iowa's Pharmacy Practice Act in the 1980s took four years to become law. 

The bill now goes back to the House to consider the amendment before going to the Governor for her signature. 

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