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Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19

Concerning the ability of certain health-care providers to repurpose therapeutic drugs that have been approved by the federal food and drug administration for another purpose to provide treatment to individuals with COVID-19.
2022 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill specifies that:

  • A physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority may prescribe and dispense, and a pharmacist may dispense, therapeutic drugs for off-label use, including hydroxychloroquine sulfate and ivermectin, to provide prophylaxis or outpatient (at-home) and inpatient (hospital) treatment to an individual with COVID-19; and
  • This practice is not unprofessional conduct or otherwise grounds for discipline.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details