The Senate has passed passed House Bill 157 unanimously earlier this week, sending it to the Governor for his approval. HB 157 allows prescription drug orders to be issued electronically, helping to use technology to make our lives better. It also makes it easier for a person to obtain a hypodermic syringe to self-administer medication or administer medication to a child.
Right now it is a felony for any person to deliver, dispose or give away a hypodermic syringe or needle. HB 157 repeals that crime and instead states that a licensed pharmacist, or pharmacist intern or pharmacy student under the supervision of a pharmacist, may provide hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles, including pen needles in the State without a prescription, but only to persons who have attained the age of 18 years. When providing hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles without a prescription, the pharmacist, pharmacist intern or pharmacy student must require proof of identification that validates the individual’s age.
|House Bill 157 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Wilson-Anton||House Passed 41-0. Baumbach Bennett Bentz Bolden Brady Bush Carson Chukwuocha Cooke Dorsey-Walker Griffith Heffernan K.Johnson K.Williams Kowalko Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Mitchell Morrison Osienski S.Moore Schwartzkopf Wilson-Anton Briggs King Collins D.Short Dukes Gray Hensley M.Smith Morris Postles Ramone Shupe Smyk Spiegelman Vanderwende Yearick||None|
|Gay||Senate Passed 21-0. Brown Ennis Gay Hansen Lockman Mantzavinos Paradee Pinkney Poore S.McBride Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh Bonini Hocker Lawson Lopez Pettyjohn Richardson Wilson||None|
|Current Status —||Sent to Governor.|