Skip to main content

Iowa Code Title IV. Public Health [Chs. 123-158] § 155A.46. Statewide protocols

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

1. a. A pharmacist may, pursuant to statewide protocols developed by the board in consultation with the department of public health and consistent with subsection 2, order and administer the following to patients ages eighteen years and older:

(1) Naloxone.

(2) Nicotine replacement tobacco cessation products.

(3) An immunization or vaccination recommended by the United States centers for disease control and prevention advisory committee on immunization practices in its approved vaccination schedule for adults.

(4) An immunization or vaccination recommended by the United States centers for disease control and prevention for international travel.

(5) A Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccination in a booster application.

(6) Other emergency immunizations or vaccinations in response to a public health emergency.

(7) An immunization or vaccination for COVID-19 as defined in section 686D.2.

b. A pharmacist may, pursuant to statewide protocols developed by the board in consultation with the department of public health and consistent with subsection 2, order and administer the following to patients ages six months and older:

(1) A vaccine or immunization for influenza.

(2) Other emergency immunizations or vaccines in response to a public health emergency.

c. A pharmacist may, pursuant to statewide protocols developed by the board in consultation with the department of public health and consistent with subsection 2, order and administer the final two doses in a course of vaccinations for HPV to patients ages eleven years and older.

d. Prior to the ordering and administration of a vaccination or immunization authorized by this subsection, pursuant to statewide protocols, a licensed pharmacist shall consult and review the statewide immunization registry or health information network. The board shall adopt rules requiring the reporting of the administration of vaccines and immunizations authorized by this subsection to a patient's primary health care provider, primary physician, and a statewide immunization registry or health information network.

e. A pharmacist may, pursuant to statewide protocols developed by the board in consultation with the department of public health and consistent with subsection 2, order and administer the following to patients ages six years and older:

(1) Point-of-care testing and treatment for influenza, streptococcus A, and COVID-19 as defined in section 686D.2 at the point of interaction between a pharmacist and a patient.

(2) Point-of-care testing at the point of interaction between a pharmacist and a patient in response to a public health emergency.

2. A pharmacist ordering or administering a prescription drug, product, test, or treatment pursuant to subsection 1 shall do all of the following:

a. Maintain a record of all prescription drugs, products, tests, and treatments administered pursuant to this section.

b. Notify the patient's primary health care provider of any prescription drugs, products, tests, or treatments administered to the patient, or enter such information in a patient record system also used by the primary health care provider, as permitted by the primary health care provider. If the patient does not have a primary health care provider, the pharmacist shall provide the patient with a written record of the prescription drugs, products, tests, or treatment provided to the patient and shall advise the patient to consult a physician.

c. Complete continuing pharmacy education related to statewide protocols recognized and approved by the board.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Iowa Code Title IV. Public Health [Chs. 123-158] § 155A.46. Statewide protocols - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ia/title-iv-public-health-chs-123-158/ia-code-sect-155a-46/


FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Was this helpful?

Thank you. Your response has been sent.

Copied to clipboard