Disease management. Medication dispensing. Reimbursement.
These are just a few aspects of the pharmacy profession that are being debated, written into legislation, and voted on in the New Jersey legislature. Thanks to your support, NJPhA maintains an active political presence in our state capitol to monitor the discussions and represent the voice of pharmacists in New Jersey.
But the converse also holds true. Without your moral, vocal, and financial support, advocacy isn’t possible, so please make a contribution to the NJPhA Political Action Committee (PAC).
Upcoming pharmacy legislation
Here follows pharmacy legislation currently being debated in the Trenton legislature that NJPhA is monitoring closely.
NJPhA legislative achievements
- Permitting properly qualified pharmacists to administer flu vaccine to pediatric patients1
- Permitting qualified pharmacists to immunize patients 18 years and older for all types of immunizations2
- Providing for collaborative practice between physicians and pharmacists
- Modernization of the practice of pharmacy to reflect the current training and education of pharmacists under the Pharmacy Practice Act
- Two laws providing for choice in selecting a pharmacy. Mandatory mail order is not permitted for New Jersey State regulated plans
- Enabling pharmacists to be reimbursed as diabetes educators
- Providing for pharmacy coupons to be used by senior citizens 62 years or older
- Providing for the prompt payment of prescription claims for New Jersey state-regulated health insurance plans
- Providing for limitations on the recoupment or recapture of payments for pharmacy claims for New Jersey state-regulated health insurance plans no more than 18 months from date of service
- Requiring all New Jersey insurance cards to indicate whether coverage is self-insured or insured
- Providing pharmacies with a mutually agreeable time for pharmacy audits by insurers
- Providing for uniformity in prescription benefits cards
- Establishing the Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged and Disabled Program (PAAD) and Senior Gold (SG) Program
1 Patients aged 12-17 years by physician standing order, prescription or government programs and to patients 7-11 years of age by prescription
2 Pursuant to physician standing orders, prescriptions, or government sponsored programs