Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-19.1

SECTION 5-19.1-32

§ 5-19.1-32. Limited-function tests.

(a) Upon receiving consent from the patient, a pharmacist performing a limited-function test in accordance with this chapter shall report test results to the patient's primary care practitioner, if known, within a reasonable period of time. In the event that a patient with an abnormal test result does not have an existing relationship with a primary care practitioner, the pharmacist shall make efforts to refer the patient to a primary care practitioner, practice, health center, or clinic.

(b)(1) The pharmacy shall develop policies and procedures for emergency situations related to the provision of limited-function health tests, to include the prompt reporting of test results to a patient's primary care practitioner, if known.

(2) The department shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this section. The department's rules and regulations may include the following:

(i) Requirements for the pharmacist to inform the patient that the limited-function test results are intended for informational and educational purposes, rather than diagnostic purposes; and

(ii) Requirements ensuring appropriate temperature and environmental controls to maintain the efficacy of the limited-function test kit.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2015, ch. 157, § 3; P.L. 2015, ch. 182, § 3.)