2017 ORS 689.689¹
Prescription and administration or dispensation of certain contraceptives
  • rules
  • insurance coverage

(1) In accordance with rules adopted by the State Board of Pharmacy under ORS 689.205 (Rules), a pharmacist may prescribe and administer injectable hormonal contraceptives and prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives.

(2)(a) The board shall adopt rules to establish, in consultation with the Oregon Medical Board, the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the Oregon Health Authority, and in consideration of guidelines established by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, standard procedures for the prescribing of injectable hormonal contraceptives and self-administered hormonal contraceptives by pharmacists.

(b) The rules adopted under this subsection must require a pharmacist to:

(A) Complete a training program approved by the State Board of Pharmacy that is related to prescribing injectable hormonal contraceptives and self-administered hormonal contraceptives;

(B) Provide a self-screening risk assessment tool that the patient must use prior to the pharmacist’s prescribing the injectable hormonal contraceptive or self-administered hormonal contraceptive;

(C) Refer the patient to the patient’s primary care practitioner or women’s health care practitioner upon prescribing and administering the injectable hormonal contraceptive or prescribing and dispensing the self-administered hormonal contraceptive;

(D) Provide the patient with a written record of the injectable hormonal contraceptive prescribed and administered or the self-administered hormonal contraceptive prescribed and dispensed and advise the patient to consult with a primary care practitioner or women’s health care practitioner; and

(E) Administer the injectable hormonal contraceptive or dispense the self-administered hormonal contraceptive to the patient as soon as practicable after the pharmacist issues the prescription.

(c) The rules adopted under this subsection must prohibit a pharmacist from:

(A) Requiring a patient to schedule an appointment with the pharmacist for the prescribing or administering of an injectable hormonal contraceptive or the prescribing or dispensing of a self-administered hormonal contraceptive; and

(B) Prescribing and administering an injectable hormonal contraceptive or prescribing and dispensing a self-administered hormonal contraceptive to a patient who does not have evidence of a clinical visit for women’s health within the three years immediately following the initial prescription and administration of an injectable hormonal contraceptive or the initial prescription and dispensation of a self-administered hormonal contraceptive by a pharmacist to the patient.

(3) All state and federal laws governing insurance coverage of contraceptive drugs, devices, products and services shall apply to injectable hormonal contraceptives and self-administered hormonal contraceptives prescribed by a pharmacist under this section.

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/­ors/­ors689.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 689, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano689.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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