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H. B. 3056

(By Delegates Perdue, Marshall, Evans,

Fleischauer, Guthrie, Staggers and Eldridge)

[Introduced January 9, 2008; referred to the

Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-5-30, relating to authorization for pharmacists to administer immunizations, setting forth limitations on those immunizations as to type of immunizations and age of the recipient; and requiring annual reporting to the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-5-30, to read as follows:

§30-5-30. Administration of immunizations.
(a) A pharmacist licensed under the provisions of this article and meeting the requirements of this section may administer immunizations for the following to any person eighteen years of age or older: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Pneumonia and Tetanus.
(b) The Board of Pharmacy shall establish 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.
(c) The board shall approve definitive treatment guidelines, established by a physician, which shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate observation for an adverse reaction of an individual following an immunization.
(d) To administer immunizations, a pharmacist shall complete a board approved immunization administration course and complete an American Red Cross or American Heart Association basic life-support training, and maintain certification in the same. The immunizations shall be administered in accordance with the treatment guidelines approved by the board.
(e) The board shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to establish continuing education requirements for this area of practice; reporting requirements for pharmacists participating in this program; and to implement the provisions of this section.
(f) A pharmacist may not delegate the authority to administer immunizations to any other person.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize for pharmacists to administer immunizations.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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