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(225 ILCS 85/43)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Dispensation of hormonal contraceptives.
(a) The dispensing of hormonal contraceptives to a patient shall be pursuant to a valid prescription or standing order by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or the medical director of a local health department, pursuant to the following:
(1) a pharmacist may dispense no more than a
12-month supply of hormonal contraceptives to a patient;
(2) a pharmacist must complete an educational
training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and approved by the Department that is related to the patient self-screening risk assessment, patient assessment contraceptive counseling and education, and dispensation of hormonal contraceptives;
(3) a pharmacist shall have the patient complete
the self-screening risk assessment tool; the self-screening risk assessment tool is to be based on the most current version of the United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
(4) based upon the results of the self-screening
risk assessment and the patient assessment, the pharmacist shall use his or her professional and clinical judgment as to when a patient should be referred to the patient's physician or another health care provider;
(5) a pharmacist shall provide, during the patient
assessment and consultation, counseling and education about all methods of contraception, including methods not covered under the standing order, and their proper use and effectiveness;
(6) the patient consultation shall take place in a
(7) a pharmacist and pharmacy must maintain
(b) The Department may adopt rules to implement this Section.
(c) Nothing in this Section shall be interpreted to require a pharmacist to dispense hormonal contraception under a standing order issued by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or
the medical director of a local health department.
(Source: P.A. 102-103, eff. 1-1-22; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22