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Bill Digests and Relevance

Please note: the information below is presented for general reference only and is not legal guidance.  If you require legal assistance, please contact an attorney.

 
2018

HB 1317 - Health Matters - Enacted 

     Contains Gag Caluse and Claw Back language. 

SB 221 - INSPECT Program - Enacted 

     January 1, 2019 a practitioner who dispenses ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or a controlled substance must be certified.

SB 181 - Mandate for Coverage for Pharmacist Care - Failed

     The mandate failed after receiving a hearing in Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions. 

HB 1220 - FSSA Matters - Enacted 

     The Indiana Legislative & Regulatory Council fought to ensure no harmful language against pharmacies and or pharmacists. 

HB 1175 - Diabetes Reporting - Enacted 

     Indiana's new strategic plan to reduce diabetes.

SB 433 - Health Care Cost and Value Study - Failed

     The bill passed out of the Senate but died in House Public Health Committee. 

Federal Legislation: HR 592 - Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act Introduced 

     This bill amends Medicare section of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage and payment with respect to certain pharmacist services. 

Federal Legislation S 109 - Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act Introduced 

     This bill amends Medicare section of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage and payment with respect to certain pharmacist services.

 

2017

HB 1540 - Pharmacy Modernization and Robbery - Enacted

     Indiana Board of pharmacy may have more than four members of the same politcal party and pharmacy professors/staff are no longer excluded. State health comissioner authorized the development of statewide standing orders, prescriptions, and/or protocol that allows pharmacists to adminster and dispense immunization and smoking cessation products. Pharmacists no longer have to display thier license or pharamcy permit. Defines telepharmacy. Charges for robbing pharmacies elevated to higher level felonies. Removes the requirement to notify prescribers when prescription quanity changes occur. 

HB 1148 - Cannabidiol and Treatment Resistant Epilepsy - Enacted 

     Created a registry for patients diagnosed with treatment-resistant epilepsy and their caregivers so that they may use and possess certain amounts of therapeutic cannabidiol without being charged with marijuana possession at the state level.

SB 51 - Immunization Expansion - Enacted 

    Expands list to 12 immunizations that pharmacists are allowed to administer. 

SB 73 - Electronic Prior Authorization - Enacted 

     Requires certain health plan to accept and response to electronic prior authorization requests. 

SB 226 - Prescribing and Dispensing of Opioids - Enacted 

     Limits the amount of opioids a prescriber may issue to a patient for the first time. Allows pharmacists to make partial fills on opioid prescriptions when requested by patient. 

SB 392 - Emergency Medication (in Schools) - Enacted 

     Albuterol, naloxone, and epinephrine are now considered emergency medications and may be filled and stored by a school. 

SB 408 - INSPECT Program - Enacted 

     Improves current INSPECT program. 

2016

SB 80 - Pseudoephedrine - Meth Labs - Enacted 

     Created more strict rules reguarding pseudoephedrine sales. 

2015

SB 406 - Overdose Intervention Drugs "Aaron's Law" - Enacted 

     Expaned access to life-saving opioid overdose intervention drugs. Provides civil immuniy for an individual who obtains and adminsters an overdose intervention. 

2014

IC-25-26-19-5 Technician Licensure - Enacted 

     Regulation of pharmacy technicians.