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Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

Illinois

Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

(All States)

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Robert Gerton | Pharmacy Board Liaison
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Illinois Drug Pricing Law to Take Effect on January 1

Illinois Senate Bill 1682, introduced by Senator Scott Bennett, was signed by Governor Pritzker on August 16th this year. The new law is about to go into effect at the start of 2022, on January 1st. This measure aims to increase transparency of the retail prices of prescription drugs. It will now require pharmacies to post a notice that informs their customers that they can request to see current retail prices of a drug at the point-of-sale. Pharmacies must disclose this "real" cost of the drug when requested.

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Illinois Senate Democrats

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Illinois Pharmacies Authorized to Dispense Birth Control

Governor JB Pritzker recently signed HB 0135 into law, which will allow pharmacists to dispense birth control and counsel their patients on a variety of contraceptive options.In effect, this law will expands pharmacies' services and patients' access to needed healthcare. HB 0135 will be enacted on January 1, 2022.

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WAND17

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Budget Implementation Act Includes Pharmacist Reimbursement

SB 2017 has led to the creation of the Illinois Budget Implementation Act. Part of this his Act highlights pharmacist vaccination authorization by allowing pharmacists to administer all vaccines that are recommended on CDC schedules and required for travel for individuals 7 years and older. It also requires that pharmacists are reimbursed at the physician rate for their immunizations.

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Legiscan

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Illinois SB 2008 Would Protect Independent Pharmacies from PBMs

SB 2008, a bill currently under consideration in the Illinois Senate, would place stricter regulations on pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the state and prevent them from negotiating lower rates with larger chains. The bill builds upon previous legislation already passed and signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker, which relate to PBMs.

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The Pantagraph

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