(b) The Board of Pharmacy with the advice of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathy shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to effectuate the provisions of this section. These rules shall provide, at a minimum, for the following:
(1) Establishment of a course, or provide a list of approved courses, in immunization administration. The courses must be based on the standards established for such courses by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the public health service of the United States Department of Health and Human Services;
(2) Definitive treatment guidelines which shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate observation for an adverse reaction of an individual following an immunization;
(3) Prior to administration of immunizations, a pharmacist shall have completed a board approved immunization administration course and completed an American Red Cross or American Heart Association basic life-support training, and maintain certification in the same.
(4) Continuing education requirements for this area of practice;
(5) Reporting requirements for pharmacists administering immunizations to report to the primary care physician or other licensed health care provider as identified by the person receiving the immunization;
(6) Reporting requirements for pharmacists administering immunizations to report to the West Virginia Statewide Immunization Information (WVSII);
(7) That a pharmacist may not delegate the authority to administer immunizations to any other person; and
(8) Any other provisions necessary to implement the provisions of this section.
(c) The Board of Pharmacy, the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathy may propose joint rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to permit pharmacists licensed under the provisions of this article to administer other immunizations such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Herpes Zoster and Tetanus. These rules, if promulgated, shall provide at a minimum the same provisions contained in subsections (b)(1) through (b)(8) of this section.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session