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Delegation of Prescriptive Authority to Pharmacists

The Bureau of Professional Licensing has received inquiries regarding whether physicians may delegate limited prescribing authority to pharmacists to allow them to prescribe self-administered, hormonal contraceptives. After review, we have concluded that this type of delegation is permissible under Michigan law, subject to certain conditions and requirements outlined in this Interpretive Statement. If a physician and pharmacist(s) choose to enter into a delegation agreement to allow the pharmacist(s) to prescribe self-administered, hormonal contraceptives, they may wish to review and consider this Sample Delegation Agreement for Pharmacist-Prescribed Self-Administered, Hormonal Contraceptives.

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