HB 541 (BR 1722) - T. Burch, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to pharmacists.
Amend KRS 217.215 to allow a pharmacist to dispense up to a 30-day supply of a maintenance drug in emergency situations; amend KRS 315.010 to redefine "collaborative care agreement" to include multiple practitioners and multiple patients; create new sections of KRS Chapter 315 to define "enhanced pharmacy-related primary care" as additional acts by trained pharmacists certified by the Board of Pharmacy to provide enhanced pharmacy-related primary care, including authority to issue nonscheduled legend drugs; require the board to establish an Enhanced Pharmacy-related Primary Care Advisory Committee; specify membership; require administrative regulations to specify scope of practice, diseases and conditions that may be treated, approval of course of study and clinical experience required for certification, terms of a collaborative agreement; amend KRS 217.015 to include a pharmacist certified to provide enhanced pharmacy-related primary care, in the definition of "practitioner."
HB 541 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Replace existing language to direct LRC staff to study the scope of practice for pharmacists and reasons for and against expanding the scope of practice of pharmacists to allow more flexibility in treating chronic health-care conditions and drug-related primary care through collaboration with physicians.
SFA (1/Title, D. Roeding) - Make title amendment.
SFA (2, D. Roeding) - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 315.171 to increase the cap on the per diem for members of the pharmacy board from $100 to $200.
Feb 14-introduced in House
Feb 15-to Health & Welfare (H)
Feb 21-posted in committee
Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Mar 21-3rd reading, passed 93-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 24-received in Senate
Mar 26-to Health & Welfare (S)
Mar 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Apr 1-2nd reading, to Rules
Apr 14-floor amendments (1-title) and (2) filed