Idaho Prescribing Rules Go Live July 1, Pharmacies Are Ready

On July 1, 2018, Idaho regulations governing pharmacists’ independent prescriptive authority for more than 20 categories of medications officially go into effect. Already, pharmacists in Idaho can prescribe tobacco cessation aids, immunizations, epinephrine, and more. Idaho’s new authority gives pharmacists the ability to prescribe medications used to prevent travel-related illness, treat common conditions, close clinical […]

Idaho Develops Templates for Pharmacist Prescribing Protocols

The Idaho State Board of Pharmacy has developed template protocols for pharmacists to consider when implementing services that include prescribing. Rule Docket 27-0104-1701, Rules Governing Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority, detailed the requirements related to “patient assessment protocols” required for each drug or drug category a pharmacist intends to prescribe. Of note, the state does not impose a […]