Pharmacists; initiation of treatment with and dispensing and administration of vaccines. (HB1323)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians; initiation of treatment with and dispensing and administration of vaccines. Allows pharmacists and pharmacy technicians acting under the supervision of a pharmacist to initiate treatment with and dispense and administer vaccines for COVID-19, nicotine replacement and other tobacco cessation therapies, and tests for COVID-19 and other coronaviruses to persons aged 18 years and older and vaccines included on the Immunization Schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and vaccines for COVID-19 and tests for COVID-19 and other coronaviruses to persons three years of age or older in accordance with a statewide protocol established by the Board of Medicine in collaboration with the Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Health. The bill also directs the Board of Medicine, in collaboration with the Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Health to develop such statewide protocol by November 1, 2022, and directs the Board of Pharmacy to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. The bill also provides that when services related to the initiation of treatment with or dispensing or administration of a vaccination by a pharmacist, pharmacy technician, or pharmacy intern provided for by the state plan for medical assistance services are provided in accordance with the provisions of the bill, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall provide reimbursement for such services. Finally, the bill provides that provisions related to administration of COVID-19 vaccines to and testing for COVID-19 of minors shall become effective upon the expiration of the provisions of the federal Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID-19 related to the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to and testing for COVID-19 of minors. This bill is identical to SB 672. Read the Bill »

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01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103764D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1323)
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22106449D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106449D-H1
02/14/2022Amendment by Delegate Orrock agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1323EH1
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22106449D-EH1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (97-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (97-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1323EH1)
02/24/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22106843D-S1
02/24/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1323S1)
03/01/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Read third time
03/03/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106843D-S1
03/03/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1323S1
03/03/2022Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22106843D-S1 (1-Y 95-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Rejected (1-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/09/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Orrock, Robinson, Sickles
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Boysko, Ebbin, Bell
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference substitute printed 22107598D-H2
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2022Conference report agreed to by House (52-Y 46-N)
03/12/2022VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1323H2)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1323ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1323ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/11/2022Governor's substitute printed 22108061D-H3
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022Motion to pass by Governor's commendation agreed to
04/27/2022Motion to pass by Governor's recommendation agreed to
04/27/2022Communicated to Governor on April 27, 2022
04/27/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
05/27/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 791 (effective 7/1/22)
05/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0791)

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