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      RS 37:1218.1     

  

§1218.1. Administration of immunizations and vaccines other than influenza immunizations

            A. A pharmacist may administer to an individual age seventeen or older an immunization or a vaccine without a patient-specific prescription or medical order if the immunization or the vaccine is administered in conformance with the most current immunization administration protocol as set forth by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice. At the time that a pharmacist administers an immunization or vaccine under the provisions of this Section, the pharmacist shall also inform the individual that the administration of an immunization or vaccine under this Section is not to be construed as being in lieu of an annual checkup with the individual's primary care or family physician.

            (1) The pharmacist shall report each immunization to the Louisiana Department of Health, office of public health's Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide at the time of the immunization or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, as this is the official state vaccination record.

            (2) The pharmacist shall report all adverse events he observes or which are reported to him to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, the cooperative program of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Food and Drug Administration for vaccine safety, or its successor program; and further, the pharmacist shall refer the patient with an adverse event to an immunization for appropriate medical care.

            (3) The pharmacist shall maintain for at least two years a record of each immunization administered.

            (4) The pharmacist shall obtain the appropriate credentials to administer immunizations from the board, as administratively defined, prior to administering any such immunization.

            (5) The pharmacist shall request the name of a patient's primary care provider prior to the administering of any immunization. If the patient identifies such primary care provider to the pharmacist, the pharmacist shall notify the primary care provider, by written or electronic communication, as soon as reasonably possible thereafter that the immunization was administered.

            B. This Section shall not apply to the administering of an immunization pursuant to R.S. 37:1218.

            Acts 2012, No. 651, §1; Acts 2014, No. 769, §1.



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