Maryland Register

Issue Date:  September 14, 2018

Volume 45 • Issue 19 • Pages 879—880



Title 10 


10.34.32 Pharmacist Administration of Vaccinations

Authority: Health-Occupations Article, §§12-205 and 12-508, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action


The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.34.32 Requirements to Administer Vaccinations. This action was considered by the Board of Pharmacy at an open meeting held on September 20, 2017, notice of which was given by publication on the Board of Pharmacy website,, from August 16, 2017 — September 19, 2017.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to require pharmacist authorized to provide vaccinations to have readily available proof of active certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.


Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 W. Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through October 15, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.03 Requirements to Administer Vaccinations.

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. A pharmacist shall:

(1) Have proof of active certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation readily available.

[(1)] (2)[(3)] (4) (text unchanged)

E. (text unchanged)

Secretary of Health