The new "Parents' Bill of Rights" is primarily an educational bill, however, there are also requirements listed for health care practitioners - which include pharmacists and pharmacies. The law states that health care practitioners may not provide "health care services" or prescribe medicinal drugs to a minor without obtaining parental consent. This law brings up interesting questions about how strict its interpretation will be and how it might limit the scope of a pharmacist's everyday practice when it comes to assisting potential minors.
SB 768 expands the types of vaccines that can be administered by pharmacists and pharmacy interns. It authorizes any vaccines listed in the federal CDC Adult Immunization Schedule, vaccines recommended by the CDC for international travel, and vaccines licensed for use in the United States or authorized for emergency use by the FDA. This law also authorizes certified pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to children seven years and older.
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