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Pharmacy Working to Move Bills Before End of Session

Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brian Sparks
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Texas State CapitolWith just over a week left in the 2019 Texas Legislature, a variety of pharmacy priority bills are still making their way through the legislature. TPA and other pharmacy organizations are working hard to advance the following:
  • SB 1056 (collaborative practice) by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, which has already passed the Senate, was passed out of the House Public Health Committee last week and awaits the Calendars Committee and consideration on the House floor.
  • SB 420, which would remove the requirement for pharmacists to check the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) for refill prescriptions, was voted out of the House Public Health Committee this week; it now awaits the Calendars Committee and consideration on the House floor.
  • HB 1455, regarding wholesale audits, passed the House and was reported favorably from the Senate Business and Commerce Committee this week; it has been recommended for the Senate local/uncontested calendar.
  • HB 1905, regarding due process protection before termination from a health plan, was amended onto HB 1914 on the House floor last week. HB 1914 passed the House and has been received in the Senate
  • HB 2174, mandating electronic prescribing of controlled substances, passed the House and is expected to be reported favorably from the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

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