(225 ILCS 85/43)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Dispensation of hormonal contraceptives.
(a) The dispensing of hormonal contraceptives to a patient shall be pursuant to a valid prescription, or pursuant to a standing order by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, a standing order by the medical director of a local health department, or a standing order by the Department of Public Health pursuant to the following:
(1) a pharmacist may dispense no more than a
12-month supply of hormonal contraceptives to a patient;
(2) a pharmacist must complete an educational
training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and approved by the Department that is related to the patient self-screening risk assessment, patient assessment contraceptive counseling and education, and dispensation of hormonal contraceptives;
(3) a pharmacist shall have the patient complete
the self-screening risk assessment tool; the self-screening risk assessment tool is to be based on the most current version of the United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
(4) based upon the results of the self-screening
risk assessment and the patient assessment, the pharmacist shall use his or her professional and clinical judgment as to when a patient should be referred to the patient's physician or another health care provider;
(5) a pharmacist shall provide, during the patient
assessment and consultation, counseling and education about all methods of contraception, including methods not covered under the standing order, and their proper use and effectiveness;
(6) the patient consultation shall take place in a
(7) a pharmacist and pharmacy must maintain
(b) The Department may adopt rules to implement this Section.
(c) Nothing in this Section shall be interpreted to require a pharmacist to dispense hormonal contraception under a standing order issued by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or
the medical director of a local health department.
(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law to the contrary, a pharmacist may dispense hormonal contraceptives in conformance with standing orders issued pursuant to this Section without prior establishment of a relationship between the pharmacist and the person receiving hormonal contraception.
(e) No employee of the Department of Public Health issuing a standing order pursuant to this Section shall, as a result of the employee's acts or omissions in issuing the standing order pursuant to this Section, be subject to (i) any disciplinary or other adverse action under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, (ii) any civil liability, or (iii) any criminal liability.
(Source: P.A. 102-103, eff. 1-1-22; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22; 102-1117, eff. 1-13-23.)