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The Senate proposes to the House to amend the bill as follows:

First:  In Sec. 1, 26 V.S.A. § 2078(b), by striking out the words “the recipient of” and inserting in lieu thereof  the patient using

Second:  In Sec. 1, by striking out 26 V.S.A. § 2079(a) and inserting in lieu thereof a new (a) to read:

(a)  The department of health, in collaboration with the board of pharmacy and other appropriate organizations, shall develop a standard protocol and procedures, by rule pursuant to chapter 25 of Title 3, for initiating and dispensing emergency contraception by pharmacists pursuant to this subchapter.  The protocol and procedures shall include the minimum standards required to be contained in the protocol between the pharmacist and the physician or other prescriber, a standard informed consent form to be signed by the patient using the emergency contraception, the appropriate information to be provided to the patient using the emergency contraception, information needed by the pharmacist prior to dispensing emergency contraception, appropriate referrals, sensitive communication with and protection of the needs of vulnerable individuals, privacy considerations, necessary forms, and any documentation requirements.


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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont