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SF 513 - Authorizes Women to Buy Birth Control Without Prescriptions - Iowa Key Vote

Carrie Koelker voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (42-6) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Women to Buy Birth Control Without Prescriptions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes women to buy some types of birth control without prescriptions.



  • Authorizes a pharmacist to dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptive to a patient at least 18 years old (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the pharmacist may dispense up to a 3-month supply at the initial dispensing of hormonal contraceptives (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the pharmacist may dispense up to a 12-month supply for subsequent dispensings of hormonal contraceptives (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the medical director of the Department of Public Health to establish a standing order which authorizes the dispensing of self-administered hormonal contraceptives by pharmacists who do all of the following (Sec. 2):

    • Complies with the standing order; and

    • Retains a record of each patient to whom a self-administered hormonal contraceptives is dispensed and submits the record to the Department.

  • Specifies that the standing order shall require pharmacists who dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives to do all of the following (Sec. 2):

    • Complete a standardized training program and continuing education requirements related to prescribing hormonal contraceptives and include education regarding all methods of contraception;

    • Obtain a completed self-screening risk assessment from each patient, verify the identity and age of each patient, and perform a blood pressure screening on each patient, prior to dispensing the hormonal contraceptive to the patient; and

    • Provide the patient with written documentation regarding alternative contraceptive options, the patient’s self-screening risk assessment, and possible side effects of hormonal contraceptives.

  • Specifies that self-administered hormonal contraception will be covered for Medicaid recipients (Sec. 4).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Women to Buy Birth Control Without Prescriptions

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