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CS/HB 201 — Emergency Refills of Insulin and Insulin-related Supplies or Equipment

by Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee and Rep. Bell and others (CS/SB 516 by Health Policy Committee and Senator Rodriguez)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill relates to emergency prescription refills and eliminates the current one-time, one-vial limit on emergency insulin refills and expands current law on emergency insulin refills to include related supplies and equipment. 

The bill authorizes a pharmacist who is unable to readily obtain refill authorization from a prescriber, to dispense an emergency refill of insulin and insulin-related supplies or equipment to treat diabetes, not to exceed three nonconsecutive times per calendar year, as opposed to a “one-time emergency refill of one vial of insulin” as provided under current law.

If approved by the Governor, or allowed to become law without the Governor’s signature, the bill takes effect July 1, 2024.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 118-0