HB 237: "An Act relating to pharmacists dispensing medication for treatment of COVID-19 and related diseases."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 237 01 "An Act relating to pharmacists dispensing medication for treatment of COVID-19 and 02 related diseases." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 08.80.261 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 05 (c) The board may not deny a license to an applicant or impose a disciplinary 06 sanction on a person licensed under this chapter for dispensing medication as 07 prescribed by a physician licensed under AS 08.64 for the treatment or prevention of 08 COVID-19 and related diseases. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 08.80 is amended by adding a new section to read: 10 Sec. 08.80.332. Duty to dispense medication for COVID-19 and related 11 diseases. A person licensed under this chapter shall dispense medication as prescribed 12 by a physician licensed under AS 08.64 for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 13 and related diseases. Notwithstanding AS 08.80.480(30), a person dispensing 14 medication under this section is not required to evaluate whether dispensing the
01 medication is in the patient's best interest. 02 * Sec. 3. AS 08.80.480 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 03 (40) "COVID-19" means the novel coronavirus disease caused by the 04 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).