Bill to Allow Telepharmacy Services in Michigan Moves to the House

Posted on September 06, 2019

On Sept. 5, the Michigan Senate sent the MHA-supported, Senate Bill (SB) 340, to the House. SB 340 allows telepharmacy services, or the remote delivery of pharmaceutical care, to operate in Michigan. The bill would allow registered pharmacy technicians to prepare a prescription for dispensing under the supervision of a remote pharmacist who would check the medication via audio and video link before it is dispensed to a patient.

Michigan Capitol BuildingTelepharmacy increases medication adherence by ensuring pharmacy availability across the state and allows easy access for pharmacy consultations, increasing the overall health of individuals. The MHA worked with the bill sponsor, Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), to ensure pharmacy technicians receive proper hours of training experience before they are allowed to work in a telepharmacy location and to limit the number of sites a supervising pharmacist could oversee to three.

The bill was referred to the House Health Policy Committee. For more information, contact Paige Fults at the MHA.


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Tags: House Health Policy Committee, telepharmacy, Michigan Senate, pharmaceuticals, Sen. Curt VanderWall

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