Test and Treat Signed Into Law
Yesterday we saw a number of remarkable things happen. House bill 389 related to pharmacists ability to test and treat patients for influenza and streptococcus was debated by the Florida Senate and in a spirited discussion approved and sent to the House. The House within an hour took up what the Senate had sent them and also voted to support this change to the pharmacy practice act. HB389 was not finished yet. Within an hour or so the bill jetted over to Governor DeSantis and was signed into law. We have never seen pharmacy legislation moved this fast. So what is in HB389?
This new law signed by Florida’s Governor:
There are education, training and other requirements that a pharmacist must satisfy prior to performing these functions. This new law takes effect on July 1, 2020 and will require some Board rulemaking in consultation with the medical boards.
Consultant Pharmacist Collaborative Practice