HOUSE BILL No. 1073
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 25-26-13-31.2.
Synopsis: Immunizations by pharmacists. Allows a pharmacist to
administer an immunization using any vaccine recommended by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to a group of individuals
under a drug order, under a prescription, or according to a protocol
approved by a physician if certain requirements are met. Allows a
physician's immunization protocol to apply to minors who are at least
nine years of age. (Current law allows the protocol to apply only to
minors who are at least 14 years of age.)
Effective: July 1, 2011.
January 5, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1073
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
professions and occupations.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 25-26-13-31.2; (11)IN1073.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 25-26-13-31.2, AS ADDED BY P.L.94-2007,
SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 31.2. (a) A pharmacist may administer an
immunization to an individual under a drug order or prescription.
(b) A pharmacist may administer an immunization
using any vaccine recommended by the United States Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
to a group of individuals under a
drug order, under a prescription, or according to a protocol approved
by a physician if the following requirements are met:
(1) The physician specifies in the drug order, prescription, or
protocol the group of individuals to whom the immunization may
(2) The physician who writes the drug order, prescription, or
protocol is licensed in Indiana and not employed by a pharmacy.
(3) The pharmacist who administers the immunization is
responsible for notifying, not later than fourteen (14) days after
the pharmacist administers the immunization, the physician who
authorized the immunization and the individual's primary care
physician that the individual received the immunization.
(4) If the physician uses a protocol, the protocol may apply only
to an individual or group of individuals who are at least:
fourteen (14) nine (9) years of age but less than eighteen
(18) years of age, if the pharmacist receives the consent of a
parent or legal guardian, and the parent or legal guardian is
present at the time of immunization; or
(B) eighteen (18) years of age.
(c) If the state department of health or the department of homeland
security determines that an emergency exists, a pharmacist may
administer any immunization in accordance with:
(1) the requirements of subsection (b)(1) through (b)(3); and
(2) any instructions in the emergency determination.