California Pharmacy Law – Changes for 2010
Provided below are code sections that were added or amended during the 2009 Legislative Session. Unless otherwise indicated, all these provisions go into effect January 1, 2010. Summaries of the changes made to many of the code sections will be provided in the next issue of The Script. (Strikeout indicates text that has been removed. Underlined text indicates new or added text.)
Business and Professions Code
Amended: 4001. Board of Pharmacy; Appointment; Terms (a) There is in the Department of Consumer Affairs a California State Board of Pharmacy in which the administration and enforcement of this chapter is vested. The board consists of 13 members. (b) The Governor shall appoint seven competent pharmacists who reside in different parts of the state to serve as members of the board. The Governor shall appoint four public members, and the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint a public member who shall not be a licensee of the board, any other board under this division, or any board referred to in Section 1000 or 3600. (c) At least five of the seven pharmacist appointees to the board shall be pharmacists who are actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy. Additionally, the membership of the board shall include at least one pharmacist representative from each of the following practice settings: an acute care hospital, an independent community pharmacy, a chain community pharmacy, and a long-term health care or skilled nursing facility. The pharmacist appointees shall also include a pharmacist who is a member of a labor union that represents pharmacists. For the purposes of this subdivision, a "chain community pharmacy" means a chain of 75 or more stores in California under the same ownership, and an "independent community pharmacy" means a pharmacy owned by a person or entity who owns no more than four pharmacies in California. (d) Members of the board shall be appointed for a...