Contraceptives: Annual Supply

On Sept. 23, 2016, Gov. Brown signed SB 999 into law. This law enables doctors and other health-care providers to prescribe up to a 12-month supply of FDA-approved, self-administered hormonal contraceptives such as birth control pills, the ring and the patch. In addition, it authorizes pharmacists to dispense, at a patient’s request, up to a 12-month supply of FDA-approved contraceptives at one time and it requires health care service plans and health insurance policies to cover the costs of a 12-month prescription. Currently, women are allowed to fill at most a 90-day prescription of birth control at one time.

SB 999 becomes effective Jan. 1, 2017.

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