New Accessible Prescription Labeling Bill Introduced in Minnesota

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February 13, 2020 - Minnesota State Senators Newton, Hoffman and Abeler have sponsored senate bill SF3152 which would instruct pharmacists to dispense prescription drugs to a patient who is visually impaired or blind using an audible prescription drug container label or a braille prescription drug container label unless the patient requests a regular container label.  The pharmacy cannot charge an extra fee or surcharge for providing an audible or braille label. 

The bill has been referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee which currently has over 300 bills on its docket.  Supporters of SF3152 are encouraged to contact their senator and request they co-sponsor the bill and to write letters of support to the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee so it will be put on the agenda for consideration.