HB16-1324

HB16-1324 - Veterinary Access Compounded Pharmaceutical Drugs

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Availability Of Compounded Pharmaceutical Drugs For Use By A Veterinarian To Treat A Patient's Emergency Condition.

Under current law, a veterinarian cannot maintain an office stock of compounded drugs, which are drugs that are combined, mixed, or otherwise altered to create a specific drug or formulation, for later distribution or administration to patients. The bill authorizes:

  • A compounding pharmacy to compound and distribute a drug to a veterinarian without a specific patient indicated to receive the compounded drug; and
  • A veterinarian to dispense a compounded drug, maintained as part of the veterinarian's office stock, in an amount not to exceed 5 days' worth of doses, if a patient has an emergency condition that the compounded drug is necessary to treat and the veterinarian cannot access, in a timely manner, the compounded drug through a compounding pharmacy.
Latest update: June 10, 2016
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/03/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
05/03/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/02/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/29/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/29/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/25/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
04/25/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/22/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/20/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/17/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
03/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment