Bill Status of HB5426 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: HEALTH CARE-COVID-19
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Fast Access to Safe Treatments for Early Response to COVID-19 Act or the "FASTER" Act. Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Sets forth provisions concerning dispensation of COVID-19 drugs or COVID-19 medicines. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Responsibility may adopt emergency rules to implement the provisions. Provides that the Department may adopt rules to permit direct sales from manufacturers or drug compounders if drug or medication shortages exist. Provides that the Department's rulemaking authority shall expire one year after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that nothing in the provisions shall be construed to obligate or otherwise require a pharmacist to dispense COVID-19 drugs or COVID-19 medicines to any particular patient under any standing order or prescription, or otherwise preempt the pharmacist from exercising his or her professional judgment. Defines terms. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Sets forth provisions concerning coverage for patient care services for COVID-19 drugs and COVID-19 medications provided by a pharmacist. Makes a conforming change in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Effective immediately.