Currently, there are 6 states with statutes or regulations that allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives (without a CPA): California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, New Mexico, and Oregon.
Detailed description of current authority
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- You can get birth control without a doctor’s prescription in California, but there’s a catch (8/21/18)
- New Hampshire Recommends Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control (NASPA; 11/29/17)
- Pharmacists in Hawaii Will Now Be Able to Prescribe Birth Control (NASPA; 7/24/17)
- New Mexico Pharmacists Can Now Prescribe Birth Control (NASPA; 6/8/17)
- Pharmacist Prescribing of Hormonal Contraceptives Emerging in Legislation Nationwide (PharmacyToday; June 2017)
- Pharmacists Authorized to Prescribe Birth Control in More States (NASPA; 5/4/17)
- Pharmacists Prescribing Birth Control: Improving Access and Advancing the Profession (Pharmacy Times; 11/16/16)
CE Opportunities from State Pharmacy Associations:
- Setting Up Your Practice for Furnishing Hormonal Contraceptives (California)
- Hormonal Contraceptive Certificate (Washington)
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