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65-1635a. Administration of vaccines by certain pharmacy professionals; education and reporting requirements; exceptions; delegation of authority prohibited; "pharmacist" defined. (a) A pharmacist, or a pharmacy student, intern or pharmacy technician who is 18 years of age or older and working under the direct supervision and control of a pharmacist, may administer influenza vaccine to a person six years of age or older and may administer vaccine, other than influenza vaccine, to a person 12 years of age or older pursuant to a vaccination protocol if the pharmacist, pharmacy student, intern or pharmacy technician has successfully completed a course of study and training, approved by the accreditation council for pharmacy or the board, in vaccination storage, protocols, injection technique, emergency procedures and recordkeeping and has taken a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and has a current CPR certificate when administering vaccine. A pharmacist, pharmacy student, intern or pharmacy technician who successfully completes such a course of study and training shall maintain proof of completion and, upon request, provide a copy of such proof to the board.

(b) All vaccinees will be given a written immunization record for their personal files. The administering pharmacist or pharmacist supervising an administering pharmacy student, intern or pharmacy technician shall promptly report a record of the immunization to the vaccinee's primary care provider by mail, electronic facsimile, email or other electronic means. If the vaccinee does not have a primary care provider, then the administering pharmacist or pharmacist supervising an administering pharmacy student, intern or pharmacy technician shall promptly report a record of the immunization to the person licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the state board of healing arts who has entered into the vaccination protocol with the pharmacist. The immunization will also be reported to appropriate county or state immunization registries, except that if the person vaccinated or, if the person is a minor, the parent or guardian of the minor, objects to the report, the report shall not be made.

(c) A pharmacist, pharmacy student, intern or pharmacy technician shall not delegate to any person the authority granted under this act to administer a vaccine.

(d) As used in this section, "pharmacist" means a pharmacist as defined in K.S.A. 65-1626, and amendments thereto, who has:

(1) Successfully completed a course of study and training, approved by the accreditation council for pharmacy or the board, in vaccination storage, protocols, injection technique, emergency procedures and recordkeeping;

(2) taken a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); and

(3) a current CPR certificate.

(e) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the pharmacy act of the state of Kansas.

History: L. 2000, ch. 118, § 3; L. 2006, ch. 41, § 1; L. 2007, ch. 177, § 32; L. 2010, ch. 43, § 1; L. 2017, ch. 32, § 1; L. 2023, ch. 90, § 3; July 1.


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