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HB21-1202

Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19

Concerning the ability of certain health-care providers to repurpose therapeutic drugs that have been approved by the food and drug administration for another purpose to provide treatment to individuals with COVID-19.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill specifies that:

  • A physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority may prescribe and dispense, and a pharmacist may dispense, therapeutic drugs for off-label use, including hydroxychloroquine sulfate and ivermectin, to provide prophylaxis or outpatient (at-home) and inpatient (hospital) treatment to an individual with COVID-19; and
  • This practice is not unprofessional conduct or otherwise grounds for discipline.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Luck

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Co-sponsor

COVID-19 Resources
2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
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