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Bill Detail: HB19-1077

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Title Pharmacist Dispense Drug Without Prescription In Emergency
Status Governor Signed (03/21/2019)
Bill Subjects
House Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
Senate Sponsors B. Pettersen (D)
J. Tate (R)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/11/2019

The bill allows a pharmacist to dispense an emergency supply of
a chronic maintenance drug to a patient without a prescription if:
  • The pharmacist is unable to obtain authorization to refill
the prescription from a health care provider;
  • The pharmacist has a record of a prescription in the name

of the patient who is requesting the emergency supply of
the chronic maintenance drug or, in the pharmacist's
professional judgment, the refusal to dispense an
emergency supply will endanger the health of the patient;
  • The amount of the chronic maintenance drug dispensed
does not exceed the amount of the most recent prescription
or the standard quantity or unit of use package dispensed of
the drug; and
  • The pharmacist has not dispensed an emergency supply of
the chronic maintenance drug to the same patient in the
previous 12-month period.
The bill requires the state board of pharmacy to promulgate rules
to establish standard procedures for dispensing chronic maintenance
drugs. A pharmacist, the pharmacist's employer, and the original
prescriber of the drug are not civilly liable for dispensing a chronic
maintenance drug unless there is negligence, recklessness, or willful or
wanton misconduct.

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