CHAPTER 412

FORMERLY

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1

TO

SENATE BILL NO. 339

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 25, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PHARMACY.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1 . Amend Section 2502, Chapter 25, Title 24, Delaware Code by adding to the definition of the "Practice of Pharmacy" the following:

"(9) A pharmacist may administer injectable medications, biologicals, and adult immunizations pursuant to a valid prescription or physician-approved protocol. The scope of the protocol or valid prescription must be limited to that physician's patient population. A Pharmacy Regulatory Council of the Board of Medical Practice shall establish requirements and regulations that pharmacists must meet in order to administer injectable adult immunizations, biologicals and medications. Those regulations shall include a list of those classes of and the indications for the biologicals, medications, and adult immunizations that are appropriate to be administered by pharmacists who have been so authorized. The Pharmacy Regulatory Council shall consist of seven (7) members as follows:

a. The Board of Pharmacy shall appoint one (1) public member and four (4) pharmacists.

. The Board of Medical Practice shall appoint two (2) physicians, one of whom shall serve as Chair of the Pharmacy Regulatory Council.

(7) A pharmacist may perform capillary blood tests and interpret the results as a means to screen for or monitor disease risk factors and facilitate patient education. The pharmacist shall report results obtained from such blood tests to the patient's health care practitioner. Pharmacists must comply with all State and Federal laboratory regulation

Approved July 13, 1998