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SB-491 Pharmacies: compounding.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 491


Introduced by Senator Stone

February 21, 2019


An act to add Section 4126.7 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to pharmacies.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 491, as introduced, Stone. Pharmacies: compounding.
Under the Pharmacy Law, a violation of which is a crime, the California State Board of Pharmacy licenses and regulates the practice of pharmacy. That law authorizes a pharmacy to furnish prescription drugs only to certain entities, including specific health care entities, and individual patients or another pharmacy either pursuant to prescription or as otherwise authorized by law.
This bill would authorize a pharmacy that provides compounding services to manufacture a nonpatient-specific dangerous drug for a general acute care hospital in order to help alleviate a commercial shortage of that drug.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 4126.7 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4126.7.
 A pharmacy that provides compounding services may manufacture a nonpatient-specific dangerous drug for a general acute care hospital in order to alleviate a commercial shortage of that drug.