A pharmacist is authorized to perform the various listed functions. Pharmacist must register with federal DEA if authorized to prescribe controlled substances. This code section does not alter existing law regarding confidentiality of medical records or licensing of health care facilities.
The code section states the requirements for the use of prescription injection card systems. It requires that the patient's medical record include information specified in Sections 4040 and 4070 and 22 CCR 7001 et seq. In addition, the injection card becomes permanent part of patient's medical record.
All records regarding the acquisition and disposition of dangerous drugs and devices by any licensed entity must be maintained onsite and be readily retrievable. Such records must be maintained for 3 years.
Out-of-state pharmacies doing business in California must keep records of controlled substances or dangerous devices dispensed to patients so that the records are readily retrievable from the records of other drugs dispensed. These pharmacies must comply with requests for information from the appropriate California regulatory agency and the oversight agency in the pharmacy's home state.
All nonresident pharmacies must comply with lawful requests for information from the regulatory/licensing agency of the state in which it is licensed and with requests from the board. All nonresident pharmacies must maintain records of controlled substances and dangerous drugs or devices dispensed to California patients and such records must be readily retrievable.
A pharmacy providing services to a health facility through the use of an automated drug delivery system, must maintain records of the acquisition and disposition of dangerous drugs and devices stored in such system.
All records of prescriptions filled by a pharmacy and records pertaining to dangerous drugs and devices must be maintained onsite and available for inspection by authorized law officers for at least 3 years.
A psychiatric technician who has knowledge that another person has engaged in conduct warranting suspension or revocation must report such information to the board. Employers of psychiatric technicians must report suspensions and terminations to the board. Reporting of such information to the board does not constitute a waiver of confidentiality of medical records. All information shall be kept confidential, except as provided by Bus. & Prof. Code section 800(c), and is not subject to discovery in civil cases.