Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that "practice of pharmacy" includes the prescribing and dispensing of hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives. Defines "hormonal contraceptive patch" as a transdermal patch applied to the skin of a patient, by the patient or by a practitioner, that releases a drug composed of a combination of hormones that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy and "self-administered oral hormonal contraceptive" as a drug composed of a combination of hormones that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy and that the patient to whom the drug is prescribed may take orally. Allows pharmacists to prescribe and dispense contraceptives to a person over 18 years of age and a person under 18 years of age only if the person has evidence of a previous prescription from a primary care or a women's health care practitioner. Requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to adopt rules to establish standard procedures for pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives. Provides requirements for the rules to be adopted by the Department. Provides that all State and federal laws governing insurance coverage of contraceptive drugs and products shall apply to the provisions.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Director of Public Health, if a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois, shall establish a standing order complete with the issuance of a prescription for a hormonal contraceptive in accordance with the requirements of the provisions. Provides that if the Director is not a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois, the Medical Director of the Department of Public Health shall establish the standing order. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Requires a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan to provide coverage for pharmacist-provided patient care services. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, and the School Code. Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that the definition of "practice of pharmacy" includes the dispensing of hormonal contraceptives pursuant to a standing order under provisions of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the medical assistance program to cover patient care services provided by a pharmacist. Effective January 1, 2019.
State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This bill does not create a State mandate.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of House Amendment 1 with the following changes: In provisions amending the Illinois Insurance Code, provides that coverage is required for patient care services provided by a pharmacist for hormonal contraceptives assessment and consultation (rather than patient care services provided by a pharmacist, including medication therapy management services, medication optimization services, comprehensive medication reviews, pharmacist care services, patient counseling, patient consultations, disease state management, naloxone hydrochloride assessment or administration, hormonal contraceptives assessment and consultation, immunization assessment or administration, administration of medications, and other such services that are considered within the scope of practice of pharmacy). Makes conforming changes in the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the provisions in the Illinois Public Aid Code shall not be implemented until the receipt of all necessary federal waivers or approvals or until January 1, 2021, whichever comes first; and that if federal approval is not obtained by January 1, 2021, the provisions shall be implemented using State funds. In provisions amending the Pharmacy Practice Act concerning the definition of "practice of pharmacy", provides that it also includes the assessment and consultation of patients that the pharmacist is dispensing hormonal contraceptives to. Effective January 1, 2019.