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Hawaii

Emergency Contraception

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION (EC) FOR SEXUAL-ASSAULT SURVIVORS

Hawaii law ensures that sexual-assault survivors receive access to emergency contraception (EC) in hospital emergency rooms.  As part of the minimum standards for the examination and treatment of a sexual-assault survivor, a physician or other health-care provider must offer a sexual-assault survivor EC and provide EC to her upon request. H.B. 411, 27th Leg., Reg. Sess. (Haw. 2013).

PHARMACY ACCESS TO EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION (EC)

Hawaii explicitly allows pharmacists to provide emergency contraception (EC) directly to women without a prescription.  A pharmacist may provide EC to a woman under a written collaborative therapy agreement approved by the State Board of Pharmacy.  The collaborative therapy agreement must be between a licensed physician and a pharmacist who has received appropriate training. Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 461-1 (Enacted 2003; Last Amended 2011).

 


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