Virginia’s governor signs pharmacists test to treat into law

NCPA April 24, 2023

Earlier this month Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-Va.) signed into law Senate Bill 948, which expands pharmacy scope of practice for testing services. The legislation allows pharmacists to initiate and administer testing for strep, flu and COVID-19 and be permitted to treat those conditions via a statewide protocol approved by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. Virginia is the seventh state to grant pharmacists test to treat authority outside a physician’s order or collaborative practice agreement.