Title 26: Professions and Occupations
Chapter 36: PHARMACY
26 V.S.A. § 2078. Emergency contraception; collaborative practice
§ 2078. Emergency contraception; collaborative practice
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a licensed pharmacist, under a collaborative agreement with a physician or other prescriber, may initiate and dispense emergency contraception in accordance with a protocol between the pharmacist and the physician or other prescriber. The protocol shall be consistent with the minimum standards contained in the standard protocol and procedures developed pursuant to subsection 2079(a) of this title. The pharmacist shall complete the emergency contraception education and training program established under subsection 2079(b) of this title before dispensing emergency contraception.
(b) For any emergency contraception dispensed pursuant to this section, the pharmacist shall provide the patient using the emergency contraception with a standardized fact sheet developed pursuant to subsection 2079(a) of this title that includes the indications for use of the drug, the appropriate method for using the drug, information on the importance of follow-up health care, health care referral information, information on sexual assault, information on the risks of unprotected sexual intercourse, and referral to appropriate agencies and other appropriate information.
(c) Nothing in this section affects the requirements of existing law relating to maintaining the confidentiality of medical records. (Added 2005, No. 101 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)