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Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to minors 14 and up with prescription, no parental consent

Location: HI
Title: Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to minors 14 and up with prescription, no parental consent
Identifier: HB 253
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Signed by the governor, Act 036

Description:

UPDATE: 5/7/2015 - HB 253 is passed as Act 036.  The governor signed the bill on 5/5/2015, Msg. No. 1136.  

UPDATE: 4/22/2015 - HB 253 passed final reading and was sent to the governor. 

UPDATE: 4/3/2015 - HB 253 was amended and passed the CPN Committee on 4/1/2015. The bill still does not state that parental consent is required before a pharmacist can administer vaccines to minors 14 and older. 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/HB253_SD1_.HTM - current version of HB 253

UPDATE: 3/22/2015 - HB 253 passed the Senate Health Committee on 03-18-15.  

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/hearingnotices/HEARING_HTH_03-18-15_.htm - hearing information

The current version does not include any requirement that parental consent be obtained before a pharmacist administers a vaccine to a minor. 

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/HB253_HD2_.HTM - text of most recent version of HB 253

UPDATE: 2/6/15 HB 253 scheduled to be heard by HLT on Friday, 02-06-15 11:30AM in House conference room 329.; 2/6/2015 H Bill scheduled for decision making on Friday, 02-06-15 11:30AM in House conference room 329.; 2/6/2015.

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/hearingnotices/HEARING_HLT_02-06-15_2_.htm - committee agenda

HB 253 is scheduled for a hearing in the Committee on Health for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM in Conference Room 329, State Capitol.  This bill expands current law that allows minors 14 years old and older to be vaccinated for flu by a pharmacist to include all vaccines.  The bill requires a prescription, but does not require parental consent.  

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/hearingnotices/HEARING_HLT_02-04-15_2_.HTM - committee agenda

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/HB253_.HTM - text of HB 253

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=253&year=2015 - status and history for HB 253


 - current law concerning pharmacists administering vaccines to minors, 461-11.4 

§461-11.4 Influenza vaccinations; children. (a) A pharmacist may administer the influenza vaccine to persons between fourteen and seventeen years of age pursuant to a valid prescription. The pharmacist shall verify that the prescriber or the prescriber's authorized agent is the patient's medical home.
(b)
After the vaccination is administered, the pharmacist shall immediately provide to the patient a vaccination record including but not limited to the following information:
(1)
The patient's name and date of birth;
(2)
The type of vaccine administered; and
(3)
The date and location on which the vaccine was administered.
(c)
The pharmacist shall provide within seventy-two hours to the medical home and within five business days to the department of health immunization registry the same information provided to the patient pursuant to subsection (b) as well as the following:
(1)
The name of the vaccine product that was administered,
including the manufacturer, lot number, and expiration
date;
(2)
The method of administration; and
(3)
The anatomical site of administration.
(d)
All pharmacists who administer the influenza vaccine to persons between the ages of fourteen and seventeen years shall complete a training program approved by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education for which a certificate of completion is issued. The pharmacist shall complete the training program and submit the completion certificate for the training program to the board prior to administering the influenza vaccine to persons between the ages of fourteen and seventeen years.
(e)
For the purposes of this section, “medical home” means the primary care physician who, working in collaboration with the family, oversees the acute, chronic, and preventive health needs of the patient in a comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous fashion.