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HOUSE BILL NO. 177
INTRODUCED BY J. ELLIS
AN ACT REVISING THE ADMINISTRATION OF IMMUNIZATIONS; ALLOWING ADDITIONAL PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINES; AMENDING SECTION 37-7-105, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 37-7-105, MCA, is amended to read:
"37-7-105. Administration of immunizations. (1) An immunization-certified pharmacist may prescribe and administer the following immunizations without a collaborative practice agreement in place:
(a) influenza to individuals who are 12 years of age or older;
(b) pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, and tetanus, and diphtheria to individuals who are 18 years of age or older;
(c) herpes zoster to those individuals identified in the guidelines published by the United States centers for disease control and prevention's advisory committee on immunization practices; or
(d) in the event of an adverse reaction, epinephrine or diphenhydramine to individuals who are 12 years of age or older.
(2) A pharmacist who administers an immunization pursuant to this section shall:
(a) ensure that the individual immunized is assessed for contraindications to immunization;
(b) ensure that the individual who is being immunized or the individual's legal representative receives a copy of the appropriate vaccine information statement;
(c) report an adverse reaction if the pharmacist is notified of the reaction;
(d) provide a signed certificate of immunization to the primary health care provider of each individual who is immunized and to the individual who is immunized that includes the individual's name, date of immunization, address of immunization, administering pharmacist, immunization agent, manufacturer, and lot number; and
(e) create a record for each immunization, in which the individual's name, date, address of immunization, administering pharmacist, immunization agent, manufacturer, and lot number is are included, and maintain the record for 7 years from the date the immunization was administered.
(3) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Immunization-certified pharmacist" means a pharmacist who has successfully completed a course of training approved by the United States centers for disease control and prevention, by a provider accredited by the accreditation counsel for pharmacy education, or by an authority approved by the board and who holds a current basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification issued by the American heart association, the American red cross, or other recognized provider.
(b) "Vaccine information statement" means an information sheet that is produced by the United States centers for disease control and prevention that explains the benefits and risks associated with a vaccine to a vaccine recipient or the legal representative of the vaccine recipient."
Section 2. Effective Date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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