Week of January 29, 2018
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It was a fast paced, and eventful week for the Missouri Pharmacy Association at the State Capitol. This week, a number of bills that pertained to Missouri Pharmacists were taken up and debated.
Senate Bill 776

One of the key bills that was debated this week was Senate Bill 776 . SB 776 was drafted to address some of the issues that we have heard from MPA members regarding immunizations. The current version of SB 776 would lower the age in which pharmacists may immunize children, from 12 years old to 7 years old. SB 776 also seeks to address the cumbersome notification provisions. Senator Sater presented the bill in the Seniors, Families, and Children Committee on Wednesday Morning. The bill passed its first hurdle when no one testified in opposition of it.

Thank you to Former MPA President, Dennis Bond, for testifying in the hearing and representing his profession.
Senate Bill 563

Senate Bill 563 , relating to the MO Rx Plan, was voted out of committee, Third Read and passed on Thursday. It was then First Read in the House.
Senate Bill 826

Senate Bill 826 , relating to the Drug Take Back Program, was voted Do Pass, 5-0 out of Committee and is on the Senate Formal Calendar for Perfection.   

House Bill 1618

The Drug Take Back Program bill, House Bill 1618 , has been voted out of committee and is headed to the next stage Rules Committee next week.

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