Executive Order on Prescription Drug Coverage During COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, Gov. Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-20, which requires the Arizona Board of Pharmacy to allow pharmacists to utilize their professional judgement to dispense emergency refills of maintenance medications for up to a 90-day supply and an additional 90-day supply if necessary. The board must also waive electronic prescribing requirements, waive the requirement that companies making hand sanitizer must have a permit, and other measures to facilitate an effective response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The executive order is primarily directed at the state’s pharmacy board. However, employers and insurers should also be aware of these developments and their impact on costs to health plans.

Executive Order 2020-20 »