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Advanced Practice Provider Executives, Inc. - APPex

Common-sense contraception proposal: Allow pharmacists to prescribe

Posted over 3 years ago by Nicholas M Perrino

Should the scope of practice for pharmacists be expanded to allow prescriptive authority in limited circumstances, or, should this be reserved solely for medical providers--MDs/DOs, PAs, NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, CNSs?

"HB2028 is notable mostly for a proposed amendment that wasn't even adopted. The amendment – by Buehler, a physician – would have allowed pharmacists to prescribe and dispense oral contraceptives, saving thousands of women an unnecessary trip to a health care provider. Currently, only physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and naturopaths may write such prescriptions."