Posted on Feb 16, 2017

Right now the GPHA’s legislative priorities are the Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act and the Audit Bill of Rights – HB 206. Here is what we should do about it.


Posted on Feb 14, 2017

New Laws that go into effect July 1, 2018
Governor Haslam’s Opioid Reform Bill is now Public Chapter 1039
Click on this infographic to view the prescriptions requirements for different days supply and the patients and prescribers that are exempt from these requirements.
Public Chapter 1015 prohibits the “gag clauses” in PBM contracts that have prevented pharmacists from discussing lower cost options with patients.
Public Chapter 615 Authorizes pharmacists to dispense emergency situations.
Public Chapter 617 establishes that a medication therapy management program is “pharmacist-provided”.
Public Chapter 978 Buprenorphine Clinic Restrictions
SB 2258/HB 1832 has passed but has not been signed into law yet.  However, it is scheduled to become effective 7/1/2018 and will make Gabapentin a Schedule V Controlled Substance.
New Laws effective January 1, 2019
Public Chapter 838  Requires PBMs to obtain a license through the state if doing business in Tennessee
Public Chapter 1007 will allow for the Partial Filling of Controlled Substances.
2015 Legislative Summary for Tennessee
Analysis of Drug Disposal Program 2015
SPC lobbyist, John Williams, has prepared a preliminary list of bills introduced in Tennessee for 2015 which could impact you and your business.  Click 2015 Bills of Interest to SPC Members for bill numbers and Mr. Williams’ brief summaries of the bills’ intent.
Click Summary of 2014 Legislation of Interest to Pharmacists to see a summary of 2014 Final Legislation.

Click 2013 Final Legislative Summary how legislation stood in Tennessee at the end of the 2013 session.