Signed into law by Gov Brown on 3-23-22
Declared an Emergency
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2022R1/Measures/Overview/HB4034
Adds to what a pharmacy intern can do, allows pharmacy to swipe person’s driver license for purchasing pseudoephedrine without a prescription and to access electronic database remotely. Implements the Reproductive Health Equity Act of 2017, and clarifies standards for delivery of telemedicine. Allows 10 school districts for grants for health care centers. Extends COVID-19 data sharing.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Putting health care centers in schools is another way to separate children from parents allowing state to provide treatments without parents’ knowledge.
The measure revises the distribution of a $2,555,000 General Fund appropriation to give OHA more latitude in who receives grants except for $300,000 for the authority.
In 2021, HB 2648 passed allowing a pharmacist or pharmacy technician to dispense drugs containing pseudoephedrine without a prescription to a person who is at least 18 years of age with a valid government-issued photo identification. HB 3391 (2017), also known as the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), provides expanded coverage for eligible Oregonians to access free reproductive health services, especially those who, in the past, may not have been eligible for coverage of these services. Telemedicine involves the two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site. During the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has allowed people to receive medical care while still socially distancing. Consequently, federal and states laws have been updated to allow for expanded use and insurance coverage of telemedicine. HB 4034A adds to what a pharmacy intern to perform under supervision, a physical verification of a drug, drug dosage, device, or product selected from a pharmacy’s electronic pharmacy inventory system. Authorizes Oregon Health Authority to implement reproductive health services and education programs. Allows physicians and physician assistants to use telemedicine. Extends sunset on provisions regulating sharing of COVID-19 data to one year after date on which state of emergency is no longer in effect.
Allows authority to select up to 10 school districts or education service districts to receive specified grants relating to school-based health centers. Directs authority to award up to four grants to school districts or education service districts for mobile school-linked health centers.