Utah society of health-system Pharmacists
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You can see all bills considered for the 2024 General Session here. You can further sort by topic (i.e. Pharmacists) and also track bills, which will send email updates straight to your inbox when updates happen.
HOW TO FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR:
Enter your address on this website. It will tell you who your state senator and representative are and how to contact them. We encourage you to reach out to them and express your support or concern regarding various bills or topics.
2024 Legislative Session Information
TOP BILLS WE ARE WATCHING:
House Bill 132 allows pharmacists and pharmacy interns to substitute prescribed drugs under certain circumstances. This bill is on the agenda to be heard by the House Health and Human Services Committee Tues Jan 23 at 2:00 PM. You can find the link to join here if you are interested in listening in or commenting.
House Bill 340 amends provisions related to the types of drugs a health care provider may dispense in the health care provider's office. This changes provisions that were initially enacted in the 2022 Legislative Session which can be found here and removes the clause limiting drugs dispensed by a licensed prescriber to 30 days or for conditions expected to last less than 30 days.
House Bill 260 adds gabapentin to a Schedule V of the list of controlled substances.
House Bill 123 requires health care providers who administer certain vaccinations to disclose any additional compensation the provider expects to receive for administering the vaccination or vaccines. We don't yet know this will impact pharmacy.
Please reach out to the USHP Advocacy Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the bills above, others that make their way through the session, or the legislative process.
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Pharmacy Day at the Utah State Capital
Advocacy Committee Bylaws
The Advocacy Committee is responsible to monitor legislative trends and to bring to the attention of the Board upcoming legislative activities occurring in the State and National Legislature that will impact on the practice of pharmacy. The Chair of the Committee shall actively seek pertinent information from the Utah State Legislature, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Utah Pharmacists Association, and the State Board of Pharmacy.
The committee is also responsible for advocating for the Society in the community to promote the current issues, news, and positive perceptions of Pharmacy that will have an impact on the practice of pharmacy to the community, news media, and government leaders. In the event that resources are needed to indicate the USHP's stand on a legislative issue, the Chair of the Committee shall request, obtain board approval and coordinate the use of such resources and report to the Board in a timely manner.