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Legislative Successes

Our PAC and legislators work diligently to help provide the legislative successes shown below.

Year
Bills
1996 PL 114 - Pharmacists permitted to establish Collaborative Drug Therapy Management protocols with hospitals
1997 PL 183 - Mail order pharmacy regulated in Indiana
PL 190 - Pharmacists can provide and receive reimbursement for diabetes self-management training 
1999 PL 187 - First major update to Pharmacy Practice Act in over 100 years modernizing laws to allow pharmacists to utilize skills learned in pharmacy school
PL 231 - Mail order and internet pharmacy definition added to Indiana Code
2002 PL 1 - Pharmacists permitted to fill emergency refills without prescriptions
2003 PL 251 - Established oversight of Pharmacy Technicians by Board of Pharmacy; Prevented health insurance plans from mandating mail order pharmacy
2004 PL 75 - Expanded drug therapy management to health care facilities (nursing homes)
2005

PL 212 - Permitted pharmacists to return expired medications to wholesalers
PL 204 - Permitted electronic prescribing for first time in Indiana
PL 122 - Licensed home medical equipment suppliers and designated licensed pharmacists as home medical equipment suppliers

2006 PL 98 - Regulated pharmacy interns; Permitted Governor to declare health emergency to permit pharmacists to get needed medications to persons regardless of statutory restrictions 
2007 PL 94 - Permitted Pharmacist -Administered Immunizations for Influenza by protocol 
2008 PL 7 - Regulated pharmacy audits for the first time in Indiana 
2011 PL 197 - Expanded pharmacist Collaborative Drug Therapy Management protocol to include protocols with physicians in any practice setting, including community pharmacies; Added shingles as the second immunization that could be administered by protocol 
PL 119 and 174 - Permitted pharmacies to accept the return of certain medications dispensed to patients 
2012 PL 152 - Telepharmacy permitted under Pharmacy Board Regulation 
PL 159 - Pharmacists permitted to supervise 6 pharmacy technicians rather than 4; Pharmacists permitted to dispense a 90 day supply of certain medications 
2013 PL 113 - Expanded pharmacist administered immunizations to include Tetanus, Diphtheria, Tdap, HPV, Pneumonia and Meningitis; permitted pharmacy interns to administer immunizations 
2014 PL 58 - Licensed pharmacy technicians and modernized the qualifications and requirements to be licensed 
2015 PL 154 - Expanded Medicaid to include coverage for pharmacist services 
PL 89 - Added Medication Therapy Management definition to provide foundation for payers to pay for MTM services; Permitted physician assistants and nurse practitioners to supervise pharmacists providing drug therapy management services 
2016 PL 4 and 5 - Made pharmacists gatekeepers in deciding which pseudoephedrine products to sell to customers to attempt to reduce the problem with methamphetamine labs in Indiana  
2017

SB 51 - Pharmacists will be able to administer 12 immunizations with addition of 5 vaccines: measles, mumps and rubella; varicella; hepatitis A and B; and haemophilus influenza type B
HB 1540 - Pharmacy Modernization & Protection - Stiffens penalties for pharmacy robberies; permits State Health Commissioner to authorize standing order for pharmacists to prescribe and dispense smoking cessation products; defines telepharmacy; optimizes medication synchronization and modernizes Board of Pharmacy eligibility and notification requirements
SB 73 - Requires health plans to accept and respond to electronic prior authorizations to save pharmacists and patients time.
SB 226 - Combats opioid abuse by allowing partial filling of opioid prescriptions
SB 392 - Adds albuterol and naloxone to the list of emergency medications that schools can fill and store, while also ensuring 12-month expiration dating on injectable epinephrine 

2018

HB 1317 - Health matters, PBM transparency

2019

SB 176 - Transfer of prescription drugs

HB 1246 - Pharmacy matters - ephedrine

HB 1248 - Pharmacy matters - medical devices

 
IPA would like to sincerely thank all of our generous IPA PAC supporters and IPA members, who take the personal initiative to voluntarily support IPA PAC, and play a key role in ensuring that Indiana Pharmacists' voices are heard.