Health and Safety
Regulatory Provisions Concerning Public Health
CHAPTER 30P. Dispensing and Dispensing and Administering Injectable Hormonal Contraceptives by Pharmacists
For purposes of this chapter:
(1) “Contraceptives” means contraceptive medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
(2) “Health-care practitioner” means an individual licensed and authorized to write medical orders for an individual under Title 24.
(3) “Pharmacist” means an individual licensed under Chapter 25 of Title 24.83 Del. Laws, c. 240, § 1;
(a) The Department shall create a written standing order that allows a pharmacist to dispense contraceptives and dispense and administer injectable hormonal contraceptives under the standing order.
(b) The standing order under this section must require a pharmacist to comply with the rules and regulations promulgated under this chapter and must include all of the following:
(1) The standard procedures that a pharmacist must use to select the appropriate contraceptive to dispense to a patient or to refer the patient to a health-care practitioner for treatment.
(2) The conditions under which a pharmacist may dispense contraceptives.
(3) The conditions under which a pharmacist may dispense and administer injectable hormonal contraceptives.83 Del. Laws, c. 240, § 1;
(a) The Department shall promulgate regulations to implement this chapter, in consultation with applicable licensing boards, including the Board of Pharmacy and the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline,
(b) The regulations promulgated under this section must include the length of time a person may receive contraceptives under this chapter without an examination by a health-care practitioner.
(c) The regulations promulgated under this section must require a pharmacist to do all of the following:
(1) Complete an approved training program related to dispensing and administering contraceptives under the standing order.
(2) Provide a self-screening risk assessment tool that the patient must use prior to the pharmacist dispensing or dispensing and administering the contraceptive.
(3) Refer the patient to the patient’s health-care practitioner upon dispensing or dispensing and administering the contraceptive for any additional care.
(4) Provide the patient with all of the following:
a. A copy of the record of the encounter that includes the patient’s completed self-assessment.
b. A written record of the contraceptive dispensed or dispensed and administered or the basis for not dispensing or dispensing and administering a contraceptive.
c. Written information about the importance of seeing the patient’s health-care practitioner to obtain recommended tests and screenings.
(5) Dispense the contraceptive or dispense and administer the injectable hormonal contraceptive as soon as practicable after the pharmacist determines that the patient meets the requirements under the standing order.83 Del. Laws, c. 240, § 1;