HB 696 Controlled substances; administration by practitioners.
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Drug control act. Provides that physicians' assistants and qualified emergency medical services personnel may administer drugs upon the order of a practitioner. The bill allows registered nurses or licensed practical nurses under the supervision of a registered nurse to administer vaccines to adults for immunization when a practitioner with prescriptive authority is not present. The practitioner must have authorized the administration and administration must be pursuant to a protocol approved by the Board of Nursing. Currently unlicensed persons may complete a training program and administer drugs in certain state-licensed and state-operated facilities. This bill requires such persons to act in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Board of Pharmacy relating to security and record keeping and adds "any facility authorized or operated by a state or local government whose primary purpose is not to provide health care services" to the list of facilities. This is intended to capture local jails and state correctional facilities and to add a broad category so that the Code will not have to be amended to capture individual facilities. The bill also provides that there is no prohibition against the administration of normally self-administered oral or topical drugs by unlicensed individuals to a person in his private residence. In order to increase the accountability in prescription orders transmitted by telephone, the bill defines who a prescriber can authorize to be his agent for the purpose of transmitting such prescriptions to a pharmacy.

Full text:
01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 964857813  pdf
03/11/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB696ER)  pdf
04/04/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0406)  pdf

01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 964857813
01/22/96  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/23/96  House: Assigned to H. W. I. sub-committee: 1
02/08/96  House: Reported from H. W. I. (22-Y 0-N)
02/09/96  House: Read first time
02/10/96  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/12/96  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/96  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/13/96  Senate: Read first time
02/13/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/96  Senate: Assigned to Ed. & Health sub-committee: Health Professions
02/22/96  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/96  Senate: Read third time
02/26/96  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/26/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (39-Y 0-N)
03/11/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB696ER)
03/15/96  House: Enrolled
03/16/96  House: Signed by Speaker
03/18/96  Senate: Signed by President
03/31/96  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 406 (effective 7/1/96)
04/04/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0406)