Bula offers hundreds of the most frequently asked pharmacy law questions and answers pertaining to an assortment of topics, including immunizations.
If you or your organization want to stay on top of what you need to do to maintain compliance in the pharmacy industry, you’ve come to the right place. Bula offers answers to all of our FAQs across all 50 states, D.C. and federal with quick and long answers, while citing specific supporting legislation.
- Immunization – vaccines: What vaccines may be administered by a pharmacist?
Immunization protocols: What does the state require for an immunization protocol?
Immunization physicians: What licensure, residency, active practice, and/or location requirements exist for the protocol physician?
Immunization – physician oversight: What type of oversight must a pharmacist performing vaccinations receive?
Immunization – epinephrine: Is a standing order/ protocol/ etc. adequate authority for the pharmacist to prescribe, dispense, and administer emergency medications?
Immunization record keeping: Are there any additional documentation / record keeping requirements for vaccinations?
Immunization patient documentation: What documents must be provided to the patient?
Immunization patient consent: What type of patient consent is required prior to administering immunizations?
Immunization report – protocol/pcp physician: Is a pharmacy required to report administration to the protocol physician or the patient’s PCP?
Immunization report – adverse event: Does the state require that adverse reactions to vaccines be reported to anyone in addition to VAERS?
Immunization registry enrollment: Is a pharmacy required to enroll in the state immunization registry?
Immunization verify registry: Is the pharmacy required to check the state registry prior to administering vaccinations to verify patient vaccination history?
Immunization report to state: Which immunizations administered in a pharmacy must be reported to the state?
Immunization registry opt-out: If the pharmacy is required to report to either the protocol physician, the PCP, or the state, must the pharmacist either require patients to affirmatively opt-in, or give patients opportunity to opt-out?
Immunization preservative-free: Are vaccines required to be preservative-free in any circumstances?
Immunization facility/ equipment: What additional requirements relating to facility and equipment exist when vaccinations are administered in the pharmacy setting?
Immunization privacy: Are there any additional privacy restrictions that apply when a pharmacist is vaccinating a patient?
Immunization references: Are any specific reference materials required?
Immunization off-site: Is off-site administration by pharmacists allowed?
FAQ answers include:
Citations of supporting legislation
A quick answer
A longer detailed answer
Answers across all 52 jurisdictions(the 50 states, D.C., and federal)
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