House Public Health Committee Hears HB 1445 and HB 1568
The second bill that IPA testified in support of was HB 1568. It is authored by representative Elizabeth Rowray and aims to allow pharmacists who meet certain requirements to prescribe hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives. This is currently done in almost half the states. Due to time constraints, the Committee only had about 9 total minutes to hear testimony. The bill will be discussed again next Tuesday, February 14th.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the IPA's initiatives to advance the profession of pharmacy!