CA Legislation: AB 401 - Telepharmacy

Bill Number: AB 401

Sponsor: Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry

Summary: This bill would instead authorize a registered pharmacy technician, who meets certain requirements, to work at a remote dispensing site pharmacy and to perform order entry, packaging, manipulative, repetitive, and other nondiscretionary tasks under the supervision of a pharmacist at a supervising pharmacy using a telepharmacy system. The bill would prohibit a pharmacy technician working at a remote dispensing site pharmacy from performing certain tasks, including receiving a new prescription order orally. The bill would authorize a pharmacist at a supervising pharmacy to supervise up to 2 pharmacy technicians at each remote dispensing site pharmacy in addition to any pharmacy technicians being supervised at the supervising pharmacy.

Status: 10/4/17: Chaptered

California
Law
Online Prescribing
2017 Approved Leg./Reg.