State pharmacy associations across the U.S. continue to advocate for pharmacist state-level provider status bills relating to scope of practice, payment for services, and pharmacists’ designation as providers. The bill count has now reached 98 with activity in almost half of the states (24 states plus the District of Columbia). Already, one bill in Pennsylvania, that provides pharmacists more flexibility to dispense emergency refills, has reached the finish line.
Of note, several of the bills are carryovers that haven’t seen much activity since early 2017 but are still “active” because those states have two year legislative sessions.
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