Answer: No. The new provision in the law, effective July 1, 2014, is as follows:
- “a licensed pharmacist who is providing pharmaceutical care for which access to the data may be necessary to the extent that the information relates specifically to a current patient for whom the pharmacist is providing pharmaceutical care if the patient has given consent.”
- The intent of this new provision is to allow the pharmacist who is working with their patient and their patient’s other healthcare provider’s access to the data by virtue of patient consent. It does not allow a pharmacist working for the managed care organization access, as that patient is not a patient of the managed care pharmacist.