February 26, 2019

Denver, CO – Today the Senate voted to pass two healthcare-related bills sponsored by Senator Brittany Pettersen (D-Jefferson County).  

  • HB19-1109, Convalescent Centers As Pharmacies, is a bill to enable a licensed convalescent center to operate a pharmacy in order to help the patients currently residing in these types of health and treatment facilities. It passed the Senate unanimously and now heads to the Colorado House of Representatives.
  • HB19-1077, Pharmacist Dispense Drug Without Prescription In Emergency, would allow a pharmacist to provide a lifesaving drug without a prescription in an emergency situation. This bill passed the Senate unanimously and now heads to the Colorado House of Representatives.

“I’m so proud to see the Senate come together to vote on these important, patient-centered bills that will make it easier for Coloradans facing critical health issues – whether they are under the care of a treatment center or lacking a prescription in an emergency – to get the care they need,” said Senator Pettersen.

To learn more about these bills, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1109 and https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1077.

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