Pharmacy Issues and Bills
 
Bill Number Description   Issue Brief Position
 HB81

TESTING AND TREATING FOR INFLUENZA by Placensia - Requires specified licensed pharmacists to report certain information to DOH; authorizes pharmacists to test for & treat influenza & streptococcus & provides requirements relating thereto; requires that written protocol between pharmacist & supervising physician contain certain information, terms, & conditions; requires Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules; requires pharmacist to notify patient's primary care provider within specified period after providing testing or treatment. (WITHDRAWN PRIOR TO INTRODUCTION - SEE HB111)

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 HB59 PRESCRIPTION DRUG DONATION REPOSITORY PROGRAM by Yarborough and Duran - Creates Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program within DOH; provides criteria & conditions for donation of prescription drugs & supplies from certain authorized entities for dispensing to eligible patients; authorizes DOH to establish direct-support organization; authorizes Governor to waive program patient eligibility requirements during declared state of emergency.        Monitoring
           
 SB104 PRESCRIPTION DRUG DONATION REPOSITORY PROGRAM by Book -  Creating the “Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program Act”; creating the program within the Department of Health; authorizing the department to contract with a third-party vendor to administer the program; providing inspection, inventory, and storage requirements for centralized and local repositories; authorizing the department to establish a direct-support organization to provide assistance, funding, and promotional support for program activities; authorizing the Governor to waive program patient eligibility requirements during a declared state of emergency, etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Monitoring
           
HB271 Prescribed Drug Services and Audits by Santiago and Plasencia - Prohibits attorneys from engaging in misleading advertisement related to prescribed drugs; imposes limitations on auditing entities; requires OIR establish appeals process to findings in audit reports; requires registration of pharmacy services administration organizations; requires health insurers & HMOs to offer online prior authorization process; requires health insurers to publish procedure for exemptions for first fail policies; requires pharmacy benefit managers to publish list of covered drugs.   GENERAL TALKING POINTS ON PBMS
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HB111 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus by Placensia -  Requires specified licensed pharmacists to report certain information to DOH; authorizes pharmacists to test for & treat influenza & streptococcus & provides requirements relating thereto; requires that written protocol between pharmacist & supervising physician contain certain information, terms, & conditions; requires Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules; requires pharmacist to notify patient's primary care provider within specified period after providing testing or treatment.    TALKING POINTS   SUPPORT
           
 SB300 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus by Brandes -  Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus; Requiring specified licensed pharmacists to report certain information to the Department of Health; authorizing pharmacists to test for and treat influenza and streptococcus and providing requirements relating thereto; requiring that a pharmacist notify a patient’s primary care provider within a specified time period after providing any such testing or treatment, etc.   TALKING POINTS   SUPPORT



Other Issues Monitored by the Florida Pharmacy Association (coming soon)