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  • NJ A2480
  • Permits pharmacists to provide self-administered hormonal contraceptives to patients over the counter.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill permits pharmacists to furnish self-administered hormonal contraceptives pursuant to procedures adopted by the Board of Pharmacy (Board). These procedures are to be established by rule pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," in consultation with the State Board of Medical Examiners and in consideration of guidelines established by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Specifically, pharmacists will be required, prior to providing a person with a self-administered hormonal contraceptive, to require the person to use a self-screening tool that identifies patient risk factors for the use of self-administered hormonal contraceptives. Upon furnishing a self-administered hormonal contraceptive or determining that a self-administered hormonal contraceptive is not recommended, the pharmacist will be required to refer the person to the person's primary care provider or to an appropriate medical clinic. Nothing in the bill is to be construed to expand the authority of a pharmacist to prescribe prescription medication. California and Oregon recently enacted similar legislation expanding access to self-administered hormonal contraceptives.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 2/4/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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