Pharmacy Bills on the Move/Affecting Pharmacy in AK this Session

For more information on pending legislation, read reports by lobbyist below.

Pharmacy Legislation

2015, SB 71—Vaccine Certification for Pharmacists—Signed into Law, Chapter 16 SLA 15

AKPhA received tremendous support from Senator Cathy Giessel, who sponsored this bill, and from many other legislators.  AKPhA also thanks our legislative committee, Co-Chaired by Barry Christensen and Dirk White, and our Lobbyist, Caren Robinson, for their tireless efforts and dedication in moving this bill forward.

2016, SB23–Independent Dispensing by a Pharmacist of an Opioid Overdose Drug–Effective 11/26/16

The Board of Pharmacy regulations concerning standards for the independent dispensing of an opioid overdose drug became effective November 26, 2016.  For details:  Board of Pharmacy Regulation

2017, Alaska Medicaid Pharmacy Opioid Management Changes–Effective April 20, 2017