Tennesse Accessible Labling Rules To Go Into Effect March 14, 2023

New Tennessee Board of Pharmacy rules requiring pharmacies to provide "all reasonable accommodations for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print-disabled" will become effective on March 14, 2023. 

During the rule making hearing in May 8, 2023 the board said they wanted to keep the rules non specific in order to allow the pharmacist to work with the patient to determine the solution that would best accommodate them. 

Tennessee Code Section 63-10-304, (k) which was amended with HB1859 in 2022 states that the intent of these rules is to ensure that an individual who is blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled has appropriate access to prescription labels, bag tags, and medical guides.