From Rep. Ras Smith’s newsletter:
A bill designed to allow patients to receive a 30-day emergency insulin supply with an expired prescription has passed the House. The bill also includes lifesaving medications like Epi-Pens and rescue inhalers.
House File 700, is intended to prevent situations when a patient is unable to receive medications because they can’t reach their doctor and they have an expired prescription. Lifesaving medication like insulin needs to be taken every day at regular intervals. Any deviation from this routine could be fatal to the patient.
HF 700 now goes to the Senate for consideration.