SF 1049 was introduced in the Minnesota Senate on Feb. 16. This is the companion to HF 1140, and would grant pharmacists the authority to prescribe self-administered hormonal contraceptives, nicotine replacement products, opiate antagonists, and travel medications. Our authors in the Senate are Tony Lourey of Duluth, Julie Rosen of Vernon Center, John Hoffman of Champlin and Jim Abeler of Anoka. The bill has been referred to the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee; three of the authors serve on this committee.
On Feb. 23, Rep. Susan Allen of Minneapolis signed on as an author of HF 1140.
MPhA will continue to provide updates on these bills and others that could have an impact on pharmacy throughout the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature. Read our Small Doses e-newsletter for more details.