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Pharmacy Readiness for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Recommendations for State Policymakers   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "State policymakers should take the following steps to ensure that pharmacists in their communities are enabled to effectively support prevention and response efforts for outbreaks such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): [1] Ensure that pharmacists are authorized under your state pharmacy practice act to order and administer immunizations for prevention of infectious diseases; [2] Ensure that pharmacists are authorized under your state pharmacy practice act to order point-of-care testing for infectious diseases; [3] Ensure that pharmacists are authorized under your pharmacy practice act to initiate time-sensitive therapies, such as antivirals; [4] Ensure that pharmacists are reimbursed for direct patient care services related to prevention and treatment of infectious diseases; [5] Involve pharmacists in emergency response planning and coordination."

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2020-03
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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: https://www.ashp.org/
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