CHICAGO (CBS)– It’s now easier to get contraceptives across Illinois.

Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation Thursday morning at the UIC College of Pharmacy, allowing pharmacists to give out hormonal birth control to a patient who has not seen a doctor.

Patients would fill out a questionnaire so the pharmacist could determine if birth control pills, a patch or a ring would be the best option.

A doctor’s visit would still be necessary for an IUD or a diaphragm.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff