Podcast: Impact of COVID-19 on Pharmacists’ Scope of Practice: Before and After the PREP Act – Diagnosing Healthcare | Epstein Becker & Green

For years, pharmacy advocates have urged policymakers to make changes to state scope of practice laws that would allow pharmacists to order and administer certain tests and vaccines at the pharmacy. How has COVID-19 impacted these efforts?

In this episode of Diagnosing Health Care, hear from special guest Will Chang, Chief Legal Officer of See more +

For years, pharmacy advocates have urged policymakers to make changes to state scope of practice laws that would allow pharmacists to order and administer certain tests and vaccines at the pharmacy. How has COVID-19 impacted these efforts?

In this episode of Diagnosing Health Care, hear from special guest Will Chang, Chief Legal Officer of UpStream.

Lawyers for Will and Epstein Becker Green, Richard Hughes and Kala Shankle, discuss the history of pharmacists’ scope of practice before the pandemic and how COVID-19 response efforts have used a declaration under the Public Preparedness and Civil Protection Act to release pharmacists as testers and vaccinators for the country. The group also discusses the continuation of the rules on the scope of practice as the pandemic emergency ends.

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