HB572 (2021) Detail

Relative to pharmacist administration of vaccines and allowing a licensed advanced pharmacy technician to administer vaccines.


HB 572  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0708

10/08

 

HOUSE BILL 572

 

AN ACT relative to pharmacist administration of vaccines and allowing a licensed advanced pharmacy technician to administer vaccines.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Merchant, Sull. 4; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill extends authority for pharmacist administration of vaccines to include vaccines approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and allows licensed advanced pharmacy technicians to administer vaccines.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0708

10/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to pharmacist administration of vaccines and allowing a licensed advanced pharmacy technician to administer vaccines.

 

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

 

1  Pharmacist Administration of Vaccines.  Amend RSA 318:16-b to read as follows:

318:16-b Pharmacist Administration of Vaccines. A pharmacist [or], pharmacy intern, or licensed advanced pharmacy technician, under the [direct] supervision of an on-site immunizing pharmacist may administer influenza vaccines to the general public and a pharmacist [or], pharmacy intern, or licensed advanced pharmacy technician may administer [pneumococcal and varicella zoster] vaccines, as approved by an immunizing pharmacist and which have been approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to individuals 18 years of age or older, provided all of the criteria in this section have been met. A pharmacist [or], pharmacy intern, or licensed advanced pharmacy technician under the [direct] supervision of an on-site immunizing pharmacist may administer a COVID-19 vaccine, if available, provided that all applicable criteria in this section have been met. [The pharmacist or pharmacy intern administering a COVID-19 vaccine shall notify the patient's primary care physician.] The pharmacist [and], pharmacy intern, or licensed advanced pharmacy technician shall:

I. Hold a current license to practice as a pharmacist, or be registered as a pharmacy intern under RSA 318:15-b in New Hampshire, or be licensed as a licensed advanced pharmacy technician under RSA 318:15-c.

II. Possess at least $1,000,000 of professional liability insurance coverage.

III. In order to administer [influenza, pneumococcal, and varicella zoster] vaccines, have completed training specific to [the administering] administration of the respective vaccines that includes programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or curriculum-based programs from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy or state or local health department programs or programs recognized by the board.

IV. Provide to the board evidence of compliance with paragraphs I-III.

V. Provide notice to the primary care provider, when designated by the patient, of the administration of [the pneumococcal and varicella zoster] vaccines.

VI.  Record the vaccination in the state vaccine registry and maintain a record of administration of [pneumococcal and varicella zoster] vaccinations for each individual as required by state and federal law.

2  Repeal.  RSA 318:16-d, relative to additional authority for pharmacist administration of vaccines, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect June 20, 2021.

Links

HB572 at GenCourtMobile
HB572 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 16, 2021 House Hearing
March 2, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB572 Revision: 31891 Date: Jan. 12, 2021, 1:23 p.m.

Docket


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0576h (Vote 19-0; CC)


March 2, 2021: Executive Session: 03/02/2021 12:30 pm Members of the public may attend using the following links: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99282187833


Feb. 16, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/16/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/94563888809 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 2 P. 54