Pharmacist Prescribing Authority Act


Pharmacists receive extensive training and education to evaluate, diagnose and prescribe medications to patients for a variety of medical conditions. This Act would empower pharmacists to utilize the full extent of their pharmacological expertise to prescribe certain low-risk medications to patients.

Pharmacist Prescribing Authority Act

Be it enacted by the legislature of the state:

Section 1. Short Title

This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Pharmacist Prescribing Authority Act.

Section 2. Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to authorize pharmacists to practice the full extent of their education and training to prescribe low-risk medications to patients.

Section 3. Practice of Pharmacy

Practice of Pharmacy means:

The prescribing of:

Drugs, drug categories, or devices, excluding controlled substances, that are prescribed in accordance with the product’s federal food and drug administration-approved labeling and that are limited to conditions that:

(i) Do not require a new diagnosis;

(ii) Are minor and generally self-limiting;

(iii) Have a test that is used to guide diagnosis or clinical decision- making and are waived under the federal clinical laboratory improvement amendments of 1988; or

(iv) In the professional judgment of the pharmacist, are patient emergencies