Newsom signs PrEP expansion bill into law

  • Newsom signs PrEP expansion bill into law

    Posted by metta on February 8, 2024 at 2:09 am

    Newsom signs PrEP expansion bill into law

    Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill expanding access to the HIV prevention medication PrEP via pharmacies. He did so Tuesday without comment.

    Senate Bill 339 makes it easier for people to receive PrEP from a pharmacy without having to first talk to their primary care physician. It requires health plans to cover up to a 90-day supply of PrEP prescribed by a pharmacist.

    It also requires them to cover an ongoing supply if the patient is ensured follow-up care and testing consistent with federal guidelines for the usage of PrEP. The medicine is an effective intervention for keeping people HIV-negative and a key part of health officials’ efforts to eliminate the nearly 4,000 new HIV diagnoses annually reported in California.”

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