Ohio Legislative Service Commission
123rd Senate Bill Analysis
· Permits a pharmacist to administer drugs after completing a course in administration of drugs approved by the State Board of Pharmacy.
CONTENT AND OPERATION
Administration of drugs by pharmacists
(secs. 4729.01(B)(8) and (X) and 4729.41)
The bill authorizes a pharmacist to administer drugs that have been prescribed by a licensed health professional who is authorized to prescribe drugs. To "administer" drugs means the direct application of a drug, whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means to a person or animal.
The authority to administer drugs extends only to a pharmacist who successfully completes an approved course in administration of drugs. The State Board of Pharmacy is required to approve courses for this purpose. Proof of successfully completing the course must be maintained by the pharmacist at the pharmacist's place of employment, subject to inspection by the Board or the Board's designee.