Bills would allow pharmacy board to set ratio of pharmacy technicians to supervising compounding pharmacists and other introductions

The Senate Healthcare and House Health committees are slated to debate legislation Wednesday that would allow the state pharmacy board to set the ratio of pharmacy technicians to supervising compounding pharmacists.

Existing law requires not more than three pharmacy technicians per pharmacist while compounding.

SB15 by Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton, and HB52 by Rep. Phillip Rigsby, R-Huntsville, are on their respective health committee agendas for Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Other legislation introduced so far in the 2024 regular session includes:

EMPLOYMENT

Bills concern breast-feeding breaks and body weight/size discrimination
Rep. Juandalynn Givan, D-Birmingham, has introduced two bills related to employment that could affect retailers:

  • HB6 would require employers to provide reasonable break time and location for employees to express breast milk. It has been assigned to the House Commerce and Small Business Committee.
  • HB18 would make it unlawful (1) to deny an individual full and equal enjoyment of public accommodations based upon the individual’s weight or body size or (2) for an employer to discriminate against an applicant or employee based upon the applicant or employee’s weight or body size. The bill, assigned to the House Judiciary Committee, also would create a state cause of action against an employer who so discriminates.

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