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Expands the list of vaccines that can be administered by pharmacists

Location: GA
Title: Expands the list of vaccines that can be administered by pharmacists
Identifier: HB 504
Stance: WATCH
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Passed, Public Act: 54; Effective: 7/1/2015

Description:

HB 504 passed and was sent to the governor on 4/9/2015.  The final version still requires parental consent before any vaccine can be administered to a minor by a pharmacists.  The bill passed as Public Act: 54; Effective: 7/1/2015

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/153813.pdf - final version 

HB 504 was substituted by a new version and passed the house.  The bill is now in the senate.  The new version still requires parental consent before pharmacists can administer vaccines to minors. 

 http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/150268.pdf - substitute version passed by the house



HB 504 was introduced on 2/26/2015.  The bill is sponsored by the following Representatives: 

Current law allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccines pursuant to a vaccine order or protocol with a physician.  This bill would expand that to include all vaccines for adults.  This bill allows pharmacist to administer vaccines to children, with parental consent except for the following: 

influenza vaccine to any child under the age of 13 without an individual prescription from a physician,;

 (2) A pneumococcal disease vaccine to any child under the age of 18 without an individual prescription from a physician;

(3) Any vaccines containing a live attenuated virus to a child under the age of 13; or

(4) A meningitis vaccine to any child under the age of 18.

The bill also clarifies that meningitis vaccines or information about meningitis vaccines must be administered or given nnot more than 5 years prior for college students living in campus housing. 

This bill should be watched for amendments. 

 - HB 504

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20152016/HB/504 - status and history for HB 504