[§457J-11]  Authority to purchase and administer certain legend drugs and devices.  (a)  A midwife licensed under this chapter may purchase and administer non-controlled legend drugs and devices that are used in pregnancy, birth, postpartum care, newborn care, or resuscitation, and that are deemed integral to providing care to the public by the department.

     (b)  Legend drugs authorized under subsection (a) are limited for:

     (1)  Neonatal use to prophylactic ophthalmic medications, vitamin K, epinephrine for neonatal resuscitation per neonatal resuscitation guidelines, and oxygen; and

     (2)  Maternal use to antibiotics for Group B Streptococcal antibiotic prophylaxis per guidelines adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, postpartum antihemorrhagics, Rho(D) immune globulin, epinephrine for anaphylactic reaction to an administered medication, intravenous fluids, amino amide local anesthetic, and oxygen.

     (c)  Legend devices authorized under subsection (a) are limited to devices for:

     (1)  Injection of medications;

     (2)  The administration of intravenous fluids;

     (3)  Adult and infant resuscitation;

     (4)  Rupturing amniotic membranes;

     (5)  Repairing vaginal tears; and

     (6)  Postpartum hemorrhage.

     (d)  A pharmacist who dispenses drugs and devices to a midwife as authorized by this section and in conformity with chapter 461 is not liable for any adverse reactions caused by the midwife's administration of legend drugs and devices. [L 2019, c 32, pt of §2]