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Pharmacist Prescribing Protocols

In 2020, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law that allows pharmacists to independently prescribe three categories of drugs: self-administered hormonal contraceptives, opioid antagonists, and nicotine replacement products. In order to prescribe these drugs, pharmacists must follow protocols developed by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. The protocols were developed in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Boards of Medical Practice and Nursing, and professional associations representing advanced practice registered nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and physician assistants. Links to the protocols and related documents are found below.


Self-administered Hormonal Contraceptives

Patient Contraception Information

Nicotine Replacement Products

Opioid Antagonists
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