DC Bill Moving Forward to Allow Pharmacist-Prescribed Birth Control

Washington DC lawmakers may soon allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives to women in the nation’s capital.  The District Council voted unanimously earlier this month to push the Defending Access to Women’s Health Care Services Amendment Act of 2017 into law.  In addition to authorizing pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives, the bill would also “grandfather” some Affordable care Act policies into local law.

The bill was introduced in February 2017 in an effort to protect women’s health care rights should the new administration scrap the Affordable Care Act.

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