In the last several weeks, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed several bills impacting pharmacy practice including:
- Act 503 – allowing pharmacists to test and treat health conditions that can be screened using CLIA-waived rapid result tests.
- Act 406 – granting pharmacists prescription and administration authority for all vaccinations and immunizations for individuals over the age of three.
- Act 408 – allowing pharmacists to initiate therapy and administer or dispense oral contraceptives
- Act 407 – permitting Arkansas pharmacy technicians to administer vaccinations and immunizations to individuals over the age of three if delegated by a supervising pharmacist.
NHA, an EpicRx vendor partner, applauds the Arkansas Legislature for expanding the scope of practice for pharmacists and technicians.
NHA’s mission is to empower people to access a better future. Through these new laws, NHA believes pharmacies will be better positioned to serve their communities and impact public health.
To learn more about how to empower your pharmacy technicians to administer vaccinations and immunizations, contact NHA’s dedicated point of contact for EpicRx members, Stacy Abernethy at firstname.lastname@example.org.