SB154 (2018) Detail

Making oral contraceptives available without a prescription.


SB 154  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0875

01/09

 

SENATE BILL 154

 

AN ACT making oral contraceptives available without a prescription.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Sanborn, Dist 9; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows pharmacies to dispense oral contraceptives to persons 18 years of age or older without a prescription.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0875

01/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT making oral contraceptives available without a prescription.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Pharmacies; Oral Contraceptives.  Amend RSA 318 by inserting after section 47-j the following new section:

318:47-k  Pharmacies; Oral Contraceptives.

I.  Pharmacies, including mail-order pharmacies, may dispense oral contraceptives to persons 18 years of age or older without a prescription after an initial consultation with a licensed or certified health care provider.  Such products shall only be dispensed by pharmacy employees, and shall not be accessible by the public without the assistance of a pharmacy employee.  The package shall be labeled as follows:  “WARNING:  Use of oral contraceptives carries the risk of side effects.  Consult your physician before use.”

II.  In this section, “oral contraceptive” means medication taken by mouth for the purpose of birth control such as pills containing estrogen or progesterone.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

SB154 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 2, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 29, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB154 Revision: 2696 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Docket


Jan. 3, 2018: Refer to Interim Study, MA, VV; 01/03/2018; SJ 1


Jan. 3, 2018: Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 01/03/2018; SC 48


March 30, 2017: Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 03/30/2017; SJ 12


March 30, 2017: Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/30/2017;


March 29, 2017: Special Order SB 154 to the beginning of Thursday 03/30/2017 Calendar, Without Objection, MA; 03/29/2017;


March 29, 2017: Sen. French Moved to Remove SB 154 from the Consent Calendar; 03/29/2017; SJ 11


March 29, 2017: Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/29/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 16


Feb. 2, 2017: Hearing: 02/02/2017, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 8


Jan. 19, 2017: Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5