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

Assembly Bill 526 Would Authorize Dentists with Necessary Training to Administer COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines

By Dimitri Davis AB 526 (Wood), as amended September 1, 2021, would amend section 1209 and add sections 1625.6 and 1645.2 to the Business and Professions Code, which would allow dentists to independently prescribe and administer influenza and COVID-19 vaccines Continue reading

California’s Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate Further Impacts Nursing Shortage

By Hamdy M. Masri On August 5, 2021, Tomás J. Aragón, the State Public Health Officer & Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), issued an order requiring that all healthcare workers in California be vaccinated against COVID-19. Continue reading

Dental Board Announces That Dentists Can Administer Covid-19 Vaccine

By Jonathan Greenbergs On January 4, 2021, the Dental Board of California (DBC) published an announcement from the Department of Consumer Affairs(DCA), DCA Waiver DCA-21-104, which waives restrictions on dentists from ordering and administering COVID-19 vaccines. To order or administer Continue reading

Medical Board of California Endorses Legislation Allowing Pharmacists to Administer Potential COVID-19 Vaccines Without Federal-Level Approval

By Jonathan Padua At its August 13, 2020 meeting, the Medical Board of California (MBC), in anticipation of a potential COVID-19 vaccine becoming available to the general public, voted to support AB 1710 (Wood) (Chapter 123, September 24, 2020) a Continue reading