California State Board of Pharmacy Modifies Language of Proposed Regulation Related to Inventory Reconciliation in Response to Public Comment

By Steven Funk At its December 2, 2021 meeting, the California State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) discussed the pending Inventory Reconciliation regulation and clarified that the proposed regulation intends to require licensees to complete a full inventory reconciliation for Continue reading

California Pharmacy Board Publishes Notice on Pharmacists Initiating and Administering Vaccines

By Sarah Dahm On October 8, 2021, the Board of Pharmacy (Board) published notice of its intent to amend section 1746.4 of Title 16, Division 17 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to permanently waive a requirement of pharmacists Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Updates Ownership, Management, and Control of Pharmacy License Regulations

By Sarah Dahm On July 23, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy (Board) issued notice of its proposed rulemaking action to amend section 1709, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). This proposed rulemaking action follows SB 1193 Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Proposes Regulations to Add Self-Assessment Requirements for Third-Party Logistics Providers and Responsible Managers

By Sarah Dahm On September 17, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy noticed its proposal to amend section 1784, Title 16 of the CCR to provide clarity with respect to whom the section applies, as third-party logistics providers (3PLs) perform Continue reading

Board’s Proposed Regulation Aims to Curtail the Ongoing Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Medication

By Steven Funk On September 17, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy published notice of its intent to amend section 1715.65, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to address frequent compliance questions the Board receives on the Continue reading

Board’s Proposed Amendment on Reporting Pharmacy Drug Loss Undergoing Review by OAL

By Steven Funk On June 4, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy (BOP) published notice of its intent to amend section 1715.6, Title 16 of the CCR to reduce mandatory reporting of loss of controlled substances, which is set forth Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy’s Community Pharmacy Staffing Regulation Takes Effect

By Anna Schwartz On September 15, 2020, OAL approved the Board of Pharmacy’s proposed regulations on community pharmacy staffing. The regulations add section 1714.3, Title 16 of the CCR to establish standards for community pharmacy staffing levels. The regulation implements Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Readopts Emergency Regulation Related to HIV Preexposure and Postexposure Treatment

By Anna Schwartz At its September 17, 2020 meeting, the Board of Pharmacy (BOP) voted to readopt emergency regulations to add section 1747,  Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to establish a training program for pharmacists to Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Notices Proposed Amendments to Renewal Requirements

By Stephanie Mendivil On February 7, 2020, the Board of Pharmacy published notice of its intent to amend sections 1702, 1702.1, 1702.2, and 1702.5, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations to simplify the 39 separate license types within Continue reading