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Bill Passes: NH House to Allow Pharmacists to Dispense Drug

New Hampshire House Bill 1022, “permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing order,” was introduced and amended on March 17, 2022. HB1022 was Referred to Health and Human Services; Senate Journal 6 on March 22, 2022. This Bill was sponsored by Representative Leah Cushman [R], and co-sponsored by 7 additional Representatives [R].

HB1022, as amended, would allow licensed pharmacists following standing orders to dispense ivermectin to persons in NH without a prior prescription and for Pharmacies to charge a fee for consultation with the patient. 

The Bill requires that the boards of medicine, nursing and pharmacy “not deny, revoke, suspend, or otherwise take disciplinary action against any physician, registered nurse, or pharmacist based on a pharmacist’s failure to follow standing orders provided the provisions of this section are satisfied.” The Bill also states that “a pharmacist, physician, or advanced practice registered nurse shall be held to the same standard of care as when prescribing and dispensing any other medication.” 

Read the full text of HB 1022 and follow the progress of the Bill here

Read more LDA articles on Ivermectin here