ORS 689.645¹
Authority to administer vaccines and immunizations
  • Immunization and Vaccination Advisory Committee
  • rules

(1) In accordance with rules adopted by the State Board of Pharmacy under ORS 689.205 (Rulemaking), a pharmacist may administer:

(a) Vaccines and immunizations to persons who are at least 18 years of age; and

(b) Influenza vaccines to persons who are at least 15 years of age.

(2) The board is authorized to issue, to licensed pharmacists who have completed training accredited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education or a similar health authority or professional body, certificates of special competency in the administration of vaccines and immunizations to persons more than 15 years of age.

(3) The board shall adopt rules relating to the reporting of the administration of vaccines and immunizations to a patient’s primary health care provider and to the Department of Human Services.

(4) The board shall adopt rules requiring pharmacists to establish protocols for the administration of vaccines and immunizations to persons who are at least 18 years of age and for the administration of influenza vaccines to persons who are at least 15 years of age.

(5) The board shall convene a volunteer Immunization and Vaccination Advisory Committee consisting of no more than nine members for the purpose of advising the board in promulgating rules under this section. The committee shall consist of one representative from the Department of Human Services, two representatives from the Oregon Medical Board, two representatives from the Oregon State Board of Nursing and two representatives from the State Board of Pharmacy and no more than two pharmacists other than the representatives from the State Board of Pharmacy. [1999 c.350 §3b; 2005 c.312 §1]

Chapter 689

Notes of Decisions

Board of Pharmacy had authority to adopt rule making drug ephedrine available by prescrip­tion only. Northwest Connec­tion v. Board of Pharmacy, 108 Or App 320, 814 P2d 191 (1991)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of board to require retail price list of prescrip­tion drugs, (1975) Vol 37, p 345; hospital policy requiring pharmacy depart­ment to substitute therapeutically equivalent but not generically identical drugs, (1979) Vol 40, p 145; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 689—Pharmacists; Drug Outlets; Drug Sales, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors689.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 689, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­689ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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