SB 1379 – Expand Authority for Pharmacists to Perform Remote Functions

Senate Bill 1379 would permanently extend the authority granted during the emergency for a prescriber, a prescriber’s authorized agent, or a pharmacist to electronically enter a prescription or order from outside of a pharmacy or hospital to include prescriptions for controlled substances classified in Schedules II, III, IV, or V. It would also authorize a pharmacist to perform various specified services remotely, on behalf of a pharmacy located in California and under the written authorization of a pharmacist-in-charge.

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