Thursday, February 23, 2012
A bill that will allow Zoomcare physician assistants to dispense bottled, non-narcotic medication passed the House.
Senate Bill 1565 already passed the Senate unanimously earlier this session, and now awaits Governor Kitzhaber’s signature.
The bill’s advocates say it ties into the state’s efforts to reform healthcare by expanding the type of providers who can dispense medication, which in turn increases access.
The bill creates makes any Zoomcare clinic a "drug outlet," which are licensed with the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and are required to comply with the board’s regulations on storing, labeling and handling medications.
Read more at The Lund Report.