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SF 3581

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying provisions for pharmacy practice; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 151.01, subdivision 27.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 151.01, subdivision 27, is amended to read:

Subd. 27.

Practice of pharmacy.

"Practice of pharmacy" means:

(1) interpretation and evaluation of prescription drug orders;

(2) compounding, labeling, and dispensing drugs and devices (except labeling by
a manufacturer or packager of nonprescription drugs or commercially packaged legend
drugs and devices);

(3) participation in clinical interpretations and monitoring of drug therapy for
assurance of safe and effective use of drugs;

(4) participation in drug and therapeutic device selection; drug administration for
first dosage and medical emergencies; drug regimen reviews; and drug or drug-related

(5) participation in administration of influenza deleted text beginand pneumococcal vaccinedeleted text end new text beginvaccines
new text endto new text beginall eligible new text endindividuals over deleted text begin18deleted text end new text beginten new text endyears of age new text beginand all other vaccines to patients 18
years and older
new text endunder standing orders from a physician licensed under chapter 147 or by
written protocol with a physician provided that:

(i) the pharmacist is trained in a program approved by the American Council of
Pharmaceutical Education for the administration of immunizations or graduated from a
college of pharmacy in 2001 or thereafter; and

(ii) the pharmacist reports the administration of the immunization to the patient's
primary physician or clinic;

(6) participation in the practice of managing drug therapy and modifying drug
therapy, according to section 151.21, subdivision 1, deleted text beginon a case-by-case basisdeleted text end according to a
written protocol between the specific pharmacist and the individual dentist, optometrist,
physician, podiatrist, or veterinarian who is responsible for the patient's care and
authorized to independently prescribe drugs. Any significant changes in drug therapy must
be reported by the pharmacist to the patient's medical record;

(7) participation in the storage of drugs and the maintenance of records;

(8) responsibility for participation in patient counseling on therapeutic values,
content, hazards, and uses of drugs and devices; and

(9) offering or performing those acts, services, operations, or transactions necessary
in the conduct, operation, management, and control of a pharmacy.