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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1653        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1097


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Susan C. Fargo


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing for pharmacist administration of adult immunizations.






Susan C. Fargo


Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Michael R. Knapik


Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1653        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1097

By Ms. Fargo, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1097) of Susan C. Fargo, Cory Atkins, Martha Walz, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for pharmacist administration of adult immunizations [Joint Committee on Public Health].


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act providing for pharmacist administration of adult immunizations.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 24B1/4. Administration of Adult Immunizations

              A registered pharmacist may dispense by administration immunizations to persons 18 years of age or older provided that:

              (a) Such registered pharmacist is authorized to dispense controlled substances in accordance with chapter 112;

              (b) Such administration is conducted pursuant to the order of a practitioner; and

              (c) Such activity is conducted in accordance with guidelines adopted by the Department which shall include, but not be limited to, requirements for:

                            1. training accredited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education or a similar health authority or professional body; and

                            2. pre-administration education and screening;

                            3. vaccine storage and handling;

                            4. administration of medication, including administration of controlled substances as necessary for the management of medical emergencies;

                            5. record keeping; and

                            6. reporting of adverse events.


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