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Indiana Code Title 16. Health § 16-19-4-11

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Sec. 11 . (a) The state health commissioner or the commissioner's designated public health authority who is a licensed prescriber may, as part of the individual's official capacity, issue a standing order, prescription, or protocol that allows a pharmacist to administer or dispense any of the following:

(1) An immunization that is recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for individuals who are not less than eleven (11) years of age.

(2) A smoking cessation product.  However, the pharmacist must inform the patient that the patient must have a follow-up consultation with the patient's licensed prescriber.

(b) This subsection does not apply to a pharmacist.  The state health commissioner or the commissioner's designated public health authority who is a licensed prescriber may, as part of the individual's official capacity, issue a standing order, prescription, or protocol that allows an individual who is licensed, certified, or registered by a board (as defined in IC 25-1-9-1 ), and if within the individual's scope of practice, to administer or dispense an immunization that is recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for individuals who are not less than eleven (11) years of age.

(c) A standing order described in subsection (a) or (b) must include the following:

(1) The purpose of the order.

(2) The eligible recipients.

(3) The geographic area covered by the standing order.

(4) The procedure for administering or dispensing the immunization or product.

(5) A timeline for renewing or updating the standing order.

(d) The state health commissioner or designated public health authority who issues a standing order, prescription, or protocol under subsection (a) or (b) is immune from civil liability related to the issuing of the standing order, prescription, or protocol.

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