SB 736 has been passed in Maryland, authorizing pharmacists from July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022 to administer vaccinations to anyone between 3 - 17 years of age. It also regulates the creation of policies on the administration of vaccines to children by pharmacists in the state.
HB 601 has been signed into law by Governor Hogan, resulting in praise from Maryland independent pharmacies. This new law is a win for pharmacies and their patients, and continues to push Maryland's efforts in healthcare reform. This law regulates pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and prevents them from taking advantage of loopholes by tightening up definitions surrounding PBM business practices.