Calif. Law Expanding Pharmacists’ Scope of Practice To Take Effect

A 2013 California law (SB 493) is scheduled to take effect in the next few weeks will allow pharmacists in the state to distribute contraception without requiring a prescription from a physician, among other things, Governing reports (Kardish, Governing, 5/19). Details of the Law Under the law, pharmacists’ scope of practice will be expanded to Read More »

Floor Vote Next for Nurse Practitioner Bill

A bill that would allow nurse practitioners in California to practice without physician supervision under certain circumstances passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations in a 5-0 vote on Monday and now heads to the Senate floor. SB 323, by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), would allow nurse practitioners to practice without the supervision of a Read More »