Authorizes a pharmacist to delegate administration of immunizations to a pharmacy intern or technician

State: MT
Bill Number: HB 710
Position: OPPOSE
Action Required: NONE
Status: ENACTED, Signed by Governor Greg Gianforte on 4/20/2023, Chapter Number 216, effective 4/20/2023

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 4/20/2023 - HB 710 was enacted. It was signed by Governor Greg Gianforte on 4/20/2023. Chapter Number 216, effective 4/20/2023 

UPDATE: 4/13/2023 - HB 710 was sent to the governor on 4/13/2023.

UPDATE: 3/29/2023 - HB 710 was passed by the Senate on 3/29/2023 by a vote of 44 Yes, 5 Noes. 

UPDATE: 3/2/2023 - HB 710 was passed by the House on 3/202023 by a vote of 90 Yes, 8 Noes.

HB 710 was introduced on 2/21/2023 and referred to the House Business and Labor Committee. It is sponsored by Representative Casey Knudsen

HB 710 authorizes a pharmacist to delegate administration of immunizations to a pharmacy intern or technician

(a) A pharmacist may delegate the administration of immunizations authorized under this section only to the following persons who meet the requirements of subsection    (5)(b):
(i) a licensed intern who is under the supervision of the pharmacist; or
(ii) a pharmacy technician who is acting under a technician utilization plan and the supervision of the pharmacist.
(b) A licensed intern or a pharmacy technician administering immunizations must hold a current certification to provide basic cardiac life support and must have completed a practical training program that is:
(i) accredited by the accreditation council for pharmacy education or a similar health authority or professional body approved by the board; and
(ii) at a minimum, includes instruction in hands-on injection technique and recognizing and treating emergency reactions to vaccines.$BSIV.ActionQuery?P_BILL_NO1=710&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SESS=20231 - text, status, and history of HB 710