After nearly 4 failed attempts, Idaho’s SB 1260 has finally moved to the state Senate. The bill, introduced by Senator Melissa Wintrow (D-Boise), would allow women to extend their contraceptive prescriptions from 3 months to 6 months, allotting a longer time period between picking up prescriptions. The bill excludes emergency contraception. SB 1260 is designed to improve access, increase adherence, and assist labor shortages in pharmacies from the pandemic. SB 1260 cleared the Senate Health and Welfare Committee with a unanimous do-pass, sending it to the Senate. To become law, it needs Senate approval, House approval, and the governor’s signature.
These statue updates to pharmacy practice in Idaho include changes to immunization age restrictions, compound and biologic product restrictions, and updates the CSA to mirror scheduling changes made by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - in addition to other minor clarifications.
Idaho State Board Pharmacy