Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-78.42 - Pharmacists providing covered vaccines

When the authorized pharmacist providing the vaccine meets all Iowa board of pharmacy expanded practice standards and Medicaid requirements, payment will be made for the following:

(1) Vaccines administered to children. Payment will be made to an enrolled provider for an administration fee for vaccines available through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program administered by the department of public health if the provider is enrolled in the VFC program. Payment will be made for the vaccine cost only if the VFC program stock has been depleted.
(2) Vaccines administered to adults. Payment will be made to an enrolled provider for an administration fee and vaccine cost.
(3) Verification and reporting. Prior to the ordering and administration of an immunization pursuant to statewide protocol, the authorized pharmacist shall consult and review the Iowa Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS) or Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN). Within 30 calendar days following administration of any vaccine, the pharmacist shall report such administration to the patient's primary health care provider, primary physician, and IRIS or IHIN. If a patient does not have a primary health care provider, the pharmacist shall provide the patient with a written record of the vaccine administered to the patient and shall advise the patient to consult a physician.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 249A.4.

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-78.42
ARC 9132B, lAB 10/6/10, effective 11/1/10; ARC 9316B, lAB 12/29/10, effective 2/2/11; ARC 0065C, lAB 4/4/12, effective 6/1/12 Amended by IAB September 9, 2020/Volume XLIII, Number 6, effective 6/1/2021

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