ENSURE PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE IS AVAILABLE DURING EMERGENCIES

By Bob Katzen

This bill (H 1178) approved by the Public Health Committee on May 21, 2018 and still stuck in the House Ways and Means Committee is a bill that would require the state to develop and publicize a statewide plan for ensuring the availability of prescription medications during a state of emergency. The plan would include allowing early refills of prescriptions, ensuring that vehicles delivering medications to pharmacies and hospitals are treated as emergency vehicles and establishing a toll-free telephone number and a website for citizens to get assistance in locating prescription medication.

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