Governor Abbott Waives Regulations To Support Pharmacy Operations, Allow Telephonic Consultations

March 20, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he is temporarily suspending certain regulations to ensure that Texans will have continued access to their pharmacists as the state responds to COVID-19. The Governor’s actions will allow pharmacists to conduct telephonic consultations, and remove regulatory barriers so that pharmacies can operate at full strength.

"As Texas responds to the COVID-19 challenge, we are doing all we can to minimize disruptions to daily life and continue the essential services that Texans need," said Governor Abbott. "Pharmacists are vital, and suspending these regulations will allow them to focus on serving their patients."