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SB-204 Prescription drugs: labeling.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 4076.3 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4076.3.
 (a) The board shall conduct a survey of a representative sample of licensed pharmacists to determine the utilization of the standardized directions for use provided in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 1707.5 of Article 2 of Division 17 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. The survey shall address, but not be limited to, all of the following issues:
(1) Whether the pharmacist utilizes the standardized directions for use.
(2) How often the pharmacist utilizes the standardized directions for use.
(3) Challenges or barriers to utilizing the standardized directions for use.
(4) Other directions for use utilized by the pharmacist.
(b) The board shall conduct a survey of vendors that provide electronic health records (EHR) to pharmacies and prescribers to determine the type of directions for use included in the vendor’s EHR programming. The survey shall address, but not be limited to, all of the following issues:
(1) Whether the standardized directions for use described in subdivision (a) are included in the vendor’s EHR programming.
(2) Challenges or barriers to utilizing the standardized directions for use in the vendor’s EHR programming.
(3) Other directions for use utilized by the vendor in its EHR programming.
(c) The surveys required by this section may be conducted with other routine surveys conducted by the board during its regular course of business.
(d) The board shall report the findings of the surveys required by this section in the aggregate at its July 2016 board meeting and publish these findings on its Internet Web site.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2020, deletes or extends that date.