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2019 Senate Bill 340: Authorize remote "satellite" pharmacies
Introduced by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R) on May 22, 2019
To permit “remote pharmacies” that use a "telepharmacy system" to sell prescription drugs, in which a "continuous, real-time audio and video link to connect a pharmacist parent pharmacy with a remote pharmacy operated by the parent pharmacy.” Licensed “pharmacy technicians” at the remote site would dispense drugs under the remote supervision of a licensed pharmacist under rules and restrictions specified in the bill. Among other provisions the bill would require that patients be able to communicate with the licensed pharmacist through the system.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on May 22, 2019
Reported in the Senate on June 18, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on September 4, 2019
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 4, 2019
Received in the House on September 5, 2019
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on September 5, 2019
Reported in the House on November 5, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on November 5, 2019