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New Jersey State Regulatory Update April 2019
SB724 Vaccine Administration by Pharmacy Interns
Allows pharmacy interns and pharmacy externs to administer certain vaccines under direct supervision of pharmacist and requires reporting of certain vaccine administrations.
Adds allowance of a pharmacy intern or extern to administer vaccinations to a patient aged 7 and older, provided that they act under the direct supervision of a pharmacist who has been approved to administer vaccinations by the state of NJ, and that the supervising pharmacist reports all vaccinations administered by the intern/extern to the NJ immunization information system to be added to that patient's registry profile.
What does this mean to pharmacists practicing in the state of New Jersey?
- Pharmacists can delegate the administration of immunizations to interns, as long as they directly supervise the administration, and that the pharmacist is certified and approved to provide immunizations in the stat of New Jersey.
- The supervising pharmacist assumes the responsibility of all administration, and all recordkeeping of those immunizations given.
New Jersey State Regulatory Summary- 2018
No new laws were enacted to effect pharmacy practice by the New Jersey legislature during the 2018 session.
What do these new regulations mean for pharmacists practicing within the state of New Jersey?
For full regulatory language, refer to theNew Jersey Board of Pharmacy.
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