Hormonal Contraceptive

WV Pharmacist-provided Hormonal Contraception

HB 2583: The Family Planning Access Act – The Bill

  • The Family Planning Access Act passed during the WV Legislative Session 2019.
  • The passage of this bill made West Virginia the 10th state in the nation to permit a pharmacist to dispense a self-administered hormonal contraceptive under a standing prescription drug order by the State Health Officer.
  • This bill is limited to individuals 18 years or older.
  • Patients must complete a self-screening risk assessment questionnaire.  The patient is then assessed for safety and appropriateness of hormonal contraceptive use by a trained pharmacist.  Counseling from a pharmacist on appropriate administration and storage, potential side effects and risks, the need for backup contraception, when to seek emergency medical attention, the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection or disease, and ways to reduce the risk of contraction is provided.

 

WV Approved Hormonal Contraceptive Training Program

https://oregon-state-pharmacy-ce.catalog.instructure.com/browse/west-virginia/courses/west-virginia-contraceptive-education-and-certification

Once the course is completed, send an email with proof of completion to kristadcapehart@wv.gov to have your license updated.

WV Hormonal Contraceptive Questionnaire - FINAL

MEC Corresponding to the WV Questionnaire

WV Standard Procedures Algorithm for Hormonal Contraceptive Pharmacist Prescribing

Standing Order for Hormonal Contraception to Avoid Unintended Pregnancy

 

 

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