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SB-159 HIV: pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/23/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 159


Introduced by Senator Wiener
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Gloria)
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Chiu)

January 23, 2019


An act relating to HIV prevention.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 159, as introduced, Wiener. HIV: pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis.
Existing law generally supports HIV/AIDS prevention and the awareness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to reduce barriers to HIV biomedical prevention by removing insurance preauthorization requirements and authorizing pharmacists to furnish pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) without a prescription in an effort to lower the rates of HIV transmission.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to reduce barriers to HIV biomedical prevention by removing insurance preauthorization requirements and authorizing pharmacists to furnish pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) without a prescription in an effort to lower the rates of HIV transmission.