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Oregon Lawmakers Propose Measure To Improve Birth Control Access

May 21, 2015 — The Oregon House Rules Committee has revived a proposal that would allow women to obtain contraception without a physician prescription, the AP/KTVZ News reports (AP/KTVZ News, 5/20).

An Oregon House committee last month rejected a proposal to revise the contraceptive prescribing rules when it was proposed by state Rep. Knute Buehler (R) as an amendment (HB 2028-5) to a bill (HB 2028) that addressed pharmacists' scope of practice. The proposal was assigned to a workgroup (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/21).

According to AP/KTVZ, the committee has assigned the provision as an amendment (HB 2879-4) to a different bill (HB 2879). The committee will consider the bill on Wednesday (AP/KTVZ News, 5/20).