Oklahoma Gov. Stitt signed 3 pro-pharmacy, pro-patient bills into law, while vetoing another that would have given paitents greater authority in selecting in-network pharmacies of their own choice. The 3 successfully passed laws do the following: helps to strengthen fair pharmacy audit laws to hold PBMs accountable, requires insurers to reimburse pharmacies for covered services, and also creates the Patient's Right to Pharmacy Choice Commission.
SB 398 was passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, broadening the authority of pharmacists in Oklahoma as it pertains to the administration of vaccines. It authorizes pharmacists to administer any FDA approved or authorized vaccine without a prescription.