SB 1633

85(R) - 2017
Senate Health & Human Services
House Public Health
Senate Health & Human Services
House Public Health
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Charles Perry


Tom Oliverson


Kyle Biedermann
Scott Cosper
Ryan Guillen
Stan Lambert
Phil Stephenson

Bill Caption

Relating to the provision of pharmacy services through a telepharmacy system; establishing a remote dispensing site license.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would allow a Class A pharmacy located in Texas to dispense drugs including dangerous drugs through a telepharmacy system at locations separate from the pharmacy. The bill would require the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules regarding the use of a telepharmacy system under the section, including locations eligible to be licensed as remote dispensing sites which must include medically underserved areas, and licensing and operating requirements for remote dispensing sites.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would further our limited government and free market principles by opening up the market to allow telepharmacies to operate remote dispensing sites, which would help residents of medically underserved areas gain access to prescription drugs as necessary. For this reason, we support this bill.