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SB21-011

Pharmacist Prescribe Dispense Opiate Antagonist

Concerning responsibilities of a pharmacist related to opiate antagonists.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe an opiate antagonist.

The bill requires a pharmacist who dispenses an opioid to an individual to inform the individual of the potential dangers of a high dose of opioid and offer to prescribe the individual an opiate antagonist if:

  • In the pharmacist's professional judgment, the individual would benefit from the information;
  • The individual has a history of prior opioid overdose or substance use disorder;
  • The individual is, at the same time, prescribed a benzodiazepine, a sedative hypnotic drug, carisoprodol, tramadol, or gabapentin; or
  • The opioid prescription being dispensed is at or in excess of 90 morphine milligram equivalent.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Fields
Rep. K. Mullica, Rep. R. Pelton

Sponsor

Sen. K. Priola

Co-sponsor

Sen. J. Ginal