View Amendment Current Amendment: 4 to Bill 3988

Rep. Harris proposes the following amendment (LC-3988.VR0011H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 5, by striking Section 40-43-190(B)(5) and inserting:

  (5)(4) A pharmacist or pharmacy technician administering vaccinations shall, as part of the current continuing education requirements pursuant to Section 40-43-130, complete no less than one hour of continuing education each license year regarding administration of vaccinations.
 (5) Administering without a written order or prescription under this section is limited to vaccines that are approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration and are not a gene therapy or novel vaccine as defined in this item. For purposes of this item,
 (a) "Gene therapy" means any technique that attempts to prevent or cure a disease or to enhance or change the genetics of a person by insertional mutation of DNA sequences or through manipulation of genetic expression via synthetic mRNA-directed protein synthesis.
 (b) "Novel vaccine" means a vaccine:
 (i) which has obtained Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
 (ii) which has otherwise not been approved by the FDA; or
 (iii) which has not been approved for use by the FDA for at least one calendar year.
 (c) "Vaccine" means a suspension of attenuated or killed microorganisms, or of antigenic proteins derived from them, that is administered by injection for the purpose of prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious diseases.