Demand change to MI Telepharmacy SB 340 to protect public health & minimize drug diversion

Demand change to MI Telepharmacy SB 340 to protect public health & minimize drug diversion

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Melanie Nickerson started this petition to Michigan State House

SB 340, as approved by the Michigan Senate, allows unsafe telepharmacy to be established throughout Michigan.  The following changes must be made to the bill before it is enacted into law:

  • The remote telepharmacy technicians must be nationally certified and have 2000 hours of experience.
  • All areas of the remote telepharmacy must be under CONTINUOUS visual supervision at all times
  • The 225 prescription limit per pharmacy per day is unrealistic and unsafe.  Remote telepharmacies must have adequate staffing to avoid the risk of harm to public health and safety.
  • Drug diversion prevention measures to ensure that these lightly staffed remote locations do not become targets of drug diversion must be incorporated.
  • Pharmacist counseling before a prescription is dispensed from a remote pharmacy must be required.  This is a necessary final check to prevent dispensing and medication errors
  • The waivers allowed within the bill to ignore the minimum distance of 10 miles between a remote location and another pharmacy must be removed.  Pharmacists have long been regarded as the most accessible and one of the most trusted health care professionals; the current waivers have the potential to cause a reduction in the presence of pharmacists in the community.
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