Emergency Prescription Refill

Kevin’s Law

If you do not have a prescription for insulin and do need emergency insulin, a short-term, emergency refill is authorized to be granted by a pharmacist under Kevin’s Law in the following states:

ArizonaArkansasColorado
ConnecticutFloridaIdaho
IndianaIllinoisKentucky
MinnesotaMarylandNew Hampshire
OhioOklahomaOregon
PennsylvaniaTennesseeSouth Carolina
UtahWest VirginiaWisconsin

Other Tips

If you need an emergency prescription for insulin, the following tips may be helpful:

  • Call your healthcare provider (or former provider) and have them send a new insulin prescription to the pharmacy. Your provider will likely have an emergency line with an on-call physician if it is not business hours. 
  • You can stress the importance of needing insulin or you die. Do not be ashamed to beg or cry. 
  • If your provider will not call in a prescription, call your pharmacy and ask to speak to a pharmacist. They may have options.