Human Resources Committee – Week 10, 2021


SF 296 – Pharmacists Providing Vaccines; Collaborative Pharmacy Practice

SF 296 – Currently, pharmacists can only order and administer immunizations and vaccinations to patients 18 and above, except for flu (six months and above) and the final two courses of HPV (11 and older). This bill would lower the age for all vaccinations to age six and above. This would encompass HPV and Tdap, so the bill strikes those explicit references in the Code. The bill also creates collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and prescribers.
[3/17:  47-0 (Excused: Goodwin, Hogg, Nunn)]

SF 463 – Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact

SF 463 adopts the interstate occupational therapy licensure compact. The compact establishes a system in which occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants licensed to practice in a member state may practice in another member state without applying for a license in the other state. The compact imposes certain minimum requirements on the licensure of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in member states. The compact goes into effect upon adoption by 10 states.
[3/17: 47-0 (Excused: Goodwin, Hogg, Nunn)]  

SF 529 – Assisted Reproduction Fraud

SF 529 creates the “Fraud in Assisted Reproduction Act.” It prohibits a person from engaging in a practice the person knows, or reasonably should have known, is providing false information to a patient related to assisted reproduction treatment. The bill prohibits a physician from using human reproductive material for assisted reproduction other than that agreed to in writing by the patient. A person who violates the provisions of the bill is guilty of a Class “C” felony. Also, a violation by a health care provider or facility is grounds for denial or revocation of any license, permit or certification. The bill provides for a private cause of action for compensatory and punitive damages for a patient or spouse of the patient, a child or a donor involved in a violation of the bill. The bill also provides that a physician commits sexual abuse in the third degree when the physician uses their own human reproductive material in the assisted reproduction procedure. Sexual abuse in the third degree is also a Class “C” felony. Physicians convicted of sexual abuse in the third degree must register on the sex offender registry.
[3/17: 47-0 (Excused: Goodwin, Hogg, Nunn)]