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HB 487 - Increases Access to Birth Control - Missouri Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (105-45) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Access to Birth Control

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases access to birth control.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a pharmacist to dispense self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives to a person who is 18 years old or older under a prescription order which shall have no expiration date (Sec. 2).

  • Defines “self-administered oral hormonal contraceptive” as a drug composed of a combination of hormones that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy (Sec. 1).

  • Requires pharmacist follow certain rules adopted under this act, including but not limited to (Sec. 4):

    • Complete a training program approved by the board of pharmacy that is related to prescribing self-administered oral contraceptives;

    • Provide a self-screening risk assessment tool that the patient shall use prior to the contraceptive prescription; and

    • Once a year refer the patient to their primary care practitioner.

  • Specifies that nothing in this act shall allow a pharmacist to make a therapeutic substitution of a pharmaceutical prescribed by a physician unless authorized in writing by the prescription order (Sec. 7).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Access to Birth Control

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  • Brandon Ellington (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
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