Pharmacy Focus: Policy Edition - Michigan Pharmacists' New Role in Vaccination and Testing


Tune in to this episode to gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolving role of pharmacists in Michigan's health care system, the potential benefits for patients, and how this paves the way for other states.

In this episode of Pharmacy Focus: Policy Edition, we delve into the significant developments brought about by Michigan Senate Bill 219. The bill marks a pivotal moment for pharmacists in the state as they embrace expanded responsibilities, now empowered to not only administer, but also order and prescribe tests and vaccines. We are joined by Ron Lanton III, Esq, a partner at Lanton Law and a legal expert well-versed in health care policy.

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Key Topics:

  • Overview of Michigan Senate Bill 219 and its implications for pharmacists
  • Expanded roles of pharmacists: administering, ordering, and prescribing tests and vaccines
  • How this paves the way for other states
  • The implication of CLIA requirements under the bill
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