PA Bill HB89 Would Require Multiple Formats of Accessible Prescripiton Labels

 

Pennsylvania Representative Daniel Miller has reintroduced the accessible prescription labeling bill HB 89  If passed as introduced HB89 would require pharmacies to provide audible, braille or large font prescription labels to patients who have a visual impairment at no additional cost. The bill was sent to the House Health Committee which is chaired by Representative Kathy Rapp and Representative Dan Frankel.

The bill text is as follows:

(a)  Upon request by a consumer, a pharmacy shall make available accessible prescription labels to the consumer for an individual who has a visual impairment at no additional cost, including a label which provides for any of the following:

(1)  Audible prescription information.

(2)  Prescription information in braille.

(3)  Prescription information printed in a high-contrast large font.

(b)  The board shall promulgate regulations necessary to implement this section.

This act shall take effect in 60 days.

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