North Carolina State Health Director's Standing Orders for Pharmacists

House Bill 96 Standing Orders - SL2021-110

NCAP experienced the best legislative Session ever after the close of 2021.   Due to the involvement of our members, NCAP staff, Board of Directors, lobbying, and advocacy teams, the Association has positioned itself as THE VOICE for pharmacy in North Carolina.

Born out of our efforts in 2021, Governor Cooper signed House Bill 96 into law on August 20th, 2021, allowing pharmacists to provide hormonal contraceptives, tobacco cessation, HIV prevention, prenatal vitamins, and glucagon. In addition, medication administration was expanded to self-administered injectable drugs, including long-acting injectables. 

NCAP is committed to providing pharmacists with the training, resources, and information you’ll need in preparing for this new scope of practice. Below represents a highlight of activities with sample content we hope you find helpful as you contemplate establishing service models in your practice.

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Pharmacist Trainings

Includes NC Approved Pharmacist Training and Supplemental Toolkit

• 5 Hours of ACPE Credit (Non-Contact) • Role of Pharmacists in LAI Administration • Benefits of Long-Acting Injectables • Available Products • Appropriate Administration Technique • Video Demonstrations of IM, Gluteal, and Z-Track Injections • LAI Administration Considerations in Pharmacy • Stigma • North Carolina Statute • North Carolina Standing Order • North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Guidance • Billing for LAI Administration • Medication Resource Guide for Long-Acting Injectables • Clinical Tools for Operationalizing Pharmacist-Led LAI Services • Patient Consent Forms • Provider Communication Forms • Side-Effect Monitoring Checklist • Patient Assessments • And More!


Includes NC Required Pharmacist Training and Supplemental Toolkit

• 3 Hours of NCCE Credit (Non-Contact) • Contraceptive Access and Unintended Pregnancy in North Carolina • Optimizing Contraceptive Selection • Choosing the Appropriate Agent for Your Patient • Initiating Hormonal Contraception • Barriers to Contraceptive Use   • Patient Counseling • Side-Effects • Instructions for Use • Missed-Dose Protocols • Drug Interactions • Strategies for Managing Side-Effects • North Carolina Statute • North Carolina Standing Order • North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Guidance • Required Patient Questionnaire and Treatment Care Pathway • Physician Communication Form • US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use • Provider Referral Locator • Pharmacist Resources • Patient Resources • Product User Guides • Marketing Materials • And More!


Includes Pharmacist Training and Supplemental Toolkit

• 1.5 Hours of NCCE Credit (Non-Contact) • Overview of HIV/AIDS • Role of Pharmacist in Post-Exposure Prophylaxis in HIV • Intro to PEP • Product Selection • Common Doses with Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Parameters • Cultural Competency and Reducing Stigma • North Carolina Statute • North Carolina Standing Order • North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Guidance • Patient Questionnaire and Physician Communication Forms • Patient Resources • Pharmacist Resources • Patient Assistance • Marketing and Advertising • HIV Prevention Service Locator • And More!

Pharmacist Resource Pages

Think of the NCAP Resource Pages as Mini-Toolkits. While there are technically no training requirements under these provisions, you still enjoy access to recorded sessions speaking about the medications and their use within the scope of the standing order. Enjoy fingertip access to the legislation, Standing Order, NCBOP guidance, clinical tools, and handouts useful for pharmacists and patients, to name a few. And all in one convenient location.