A pharmacist, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, licensed psychiatric technician or other healing arts licentiate, if authorized by administrative regulation and employed by a health care facility, may orally or electronically send a prescription to the furnisher.
A pharmacist, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, licensed psychiatric technician, working for a licensed skilled nursing, intermediate care, or other health care facility, may orally or electronically transmit to the furnisher a prescription lawfully ordered by a person authorized to prescribe drugs or devices pursuant to Sections 4040 and 4070. The furnisher shall take appropriate steps to determine that the person who transmits the prescription is authorized to do so and shall record the name of the person who transmits the order.
A prescription is an oral, written, or electronic transmission that is given for the person whom ordered that includes name and address of patient, name and quantity of the drug or device prescribed, date of issue, prescriber information and notice of the condition for which the drug is prescribed if requested by the patient.
(b) A pharmacy receiving an electronic transmission prescription shall not be required to reduce that prescription to writing or to hard copy form if, for three years from the last date of furnishing pursuant to that prescription or order, the pharmacy is able, upon request by the board, to immediately produce a hard copy report that includes for each date of dispensing of a dangerous drug or dangerous device pursuant to that prescription or order: (1) all of the information described in subparagraphs (A) to (E), inclusive, of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 4040, and (2) the name
If only recorded and stored electronically, on magnetic media, or in any other computerized form, the pharmacy's computer system shall not permit the received information or the dangerous drug or dangerous device dispensing information required by this section to be changed, obliterated, destroyed, or disposed of, for the records maintenance period required by law once the information has been received by the pharmacy and once the dangerous drug or dangerous device has been dispensed.
Owners and laboratory directors of all clinical laboratories shall preserve medical records and laboratory records, as defined in this section, for three years from the date of testing, examination, or purchase. Failure to retain records accordingly is cause of legal action. Information in these medical records shall be confidential, with certain exceptions.
Any medical records obtained or created for the purpose of licensure of professional athletes may not be disclosed by the licensing commission except under certain circumstances, as provided. If, after a process for participation in medical research has been adopted, the athlete consents to participation, the medical records may be used by the commission for medical research. The medical information shall not include any personally identifiable information.