HB 1568

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2023 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • Passed House Feb 20, 2023
  • Senate
  • Governor

Prescription for hormonal contraceptives.


Allows pharmacists who meet certain requirements to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered hormonal contraceptives (contraceptives). Establishes requirements for pharmacists who elect to prescribe and dispense contraceptives. Provides that a pharmacist is not required to prescribe a contraceptive to a woman if the pharmacist believes the contraceptive is contraindicated or objects on ethical, moral, or religious grounds. Provides that an individual who is a pharmacy technician, pharmacy technician in training, pharmacist student, or pharmacist intern is not required to dispense a contraceptive to a woman if the individual objects on ethical, moral, or religious grounds. Requires the Indiana board of pharmacy (board) to revoke the license of a pharmacist who knowingly or intentionally prescribes a drug that is intended to cause an abortion. Establishes penalties for a pharmacist who prescribes a drug that is intended to cause an abortion. Requires the state health commissioner or the commissioner's designated public health authority to issue a standing order that allows a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense contraceptives until the board adopts rules that adopt the standing order. Establishes requirements for the standing order. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to reimburse a pharmacist for services and prescriptions for contraceptives provided to an eligible Medicaid recipient.

Bill Sponsors (10)


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Mar 30, 2023


Senator Bohacek added as cosponsor


Committee report: do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee

Mar 28, 2023


Senator Breaux added as cosponsor

Mar 01, 2023


First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
health and provider services

Feb 21, 2023


Referred to the Senate

Feb 20, 2023


Cosponsor: Senator Alexander


Senate sponsors: Senators Glick, Leising, Becker


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 167: yeas 86, nays 12

Feb 16, 2023


Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed


Amendment #4 (Negele) prevailed; voice vote

Feb 14, 2023


Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 19, 2023


Authored by Representative Rowray


First reading: referred to Committee on Public Health

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
public health


Coauthored by Representatives Negele, Vermilion, Fleming

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1568.04.COMS.FN001 PDF


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