|Toolkit: Laws and Regulations|
Here is a listing of pertinent laws around medication management and patient care.
Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy
Much information about the Board including members, meeting dates, recent notices, online applications, can be found by clicking here.
Pennsylvania LawThis is a link to the Pharmacy Act, the statue governing Pennsylvania pharmacy and pharmacists. By clicking on this link, you will get to the Laws and Regulations page then please click on the Law link for a pdf of the statute.
Pennsylvania RegulationsThis is the link to the current enabling regulations. Be sure to specifically see Section 27.301 and 302 on Collaborative Practice and Section 27.401 through 407 on Immunizations.
- Expanded Immunization Authority
Pharmacists may now provide flu only immunizations for children and youth, ages 9 and up in addition to all immunizations for those over the age of 18. However, it is critical that your protocol(s) are updated and you are in compliance with some other updates related to this. For more information click here.
- General Immunization InformationFor all other immunizations and medication administration, pharmacists may provide these to those individuals older than 18. The regulation link above provides specific guidance. However, it is important to note that pharmacists must have a current immunization license. To apply for a license, click here.
- Liability Insurance
Pharmacists must also certify to the State Board of Pharmacy that they maintain at least $1,000,000 in professional liability insurance.
- OSHA Regulation Compliance
Pharmacies providing immunizations must comply with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Requirements. Click here to see the regulations. This includes having an exposure plan and attending OSHA training annually. For a sample exposure plan, click here. PPA offers this training periodically and is looking at options to make it more readily available.
- Reminders regarding CE and CPR