COVID-19 BULLETIN BOARD

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Hawaii-specific Legislation: (ongoing)

Topic Brief Description Last Updated
Free PPE for Small Businesses and Non-profits Starting August, 26, 2020, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) has opened an opportunity for non-profit organizations and small businesses to obtain PPE equipment free of charge. To qualify, businesses must have fewer than 100 employees (pre-COVID). There is no restriction of size of non-profits. 9/2020
Pharmacists administering COVID-19 tests Pharmacists and pharmacy interns, under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, to administer COVID-19 tests as long as they are following all appropriate guidelines. Employers should refer to DHHS 20-02 for further guidance regarding staff education/training.  8/20/20

 

 

National Legislation: (ongoing)

Topic Brief Description Last Updated
Well-Child Test tools provided by APHA, NASPA, NCPA

Well-Child Visit Brochure

Template Referral Form Well-Child Visit

Well-Child Checkup Letter

9/2020
Administration Action to Expand Access to Vaccines

Guidance for Licensed Pharmacists and Pharmacy Interns Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act

9/2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Discussion

**TIME SENSITIVE**

Public Listening Session 9/2/2020 - visit the website to register!

Written Comment Period for Discussion Draft - 9/1/2020 - 9/4/2020

9/2020
Adovate for Provider Status

Take Action! Contact Congress today! 

9/2020
CARES ACT 2020

On Aug. 8, 2020, President Trump directed the Secretary to continue to suspend loan payments, stop collections, and waive interest on ED-held student loans until Dec. 31, 2020.

8/2020
Access to Childhood Vaccines

HHS expanded access to childhood vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. After appropriate training, the pharmacist and pharmacy intern, under direct supervision of a pharmacist, is authorized to order and administer vaccines to ages 3-18 years old. Further requirements is explained in the amendment.

8/2020
Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

ASHP announced Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition will transition to a virtual platform on December 6-10, 2020. Visit their website for more information.

8/2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Authorization for Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Vaccines under the PREP Act  6/20/20
COVID-19 Testing Form Pharmacies will need a CLIA Waiver to participate in testing. Fill out a form and mail it in to your state.   4/2020
HEROES Act of 2020 

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians added to HEROES Act 

H.R.6800 - Emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

 4/2020

 

 

CE Opportunities:

TRC COVID-19 Resource Hub - FREE

 

Resources:

Hawaii Board of Pharmacy Website - for updates on online applications, examination status/closures, contains material for MPJE

Hawai‘i DOH Website

City of Honolulu Website

CDC Website 

WHO Website 

ASHP Website 

HMSA Website

UW Medicine COVID-19 Resource Site

Johns Hopkins Interactive Map

VaccineFinder

MedFinder

 


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