A pharmacist may perform various procedures if in accordance with certain policies, including a requirement that patient medical records be available to the treating prescriber and pharmacist (among other things). The treating prescriber may prohibit changes to order by pharmacist.
No person shall dispense, dangerous drugs or dangerous devices on the Internet to any person in California without prescription based on an examination, if the dispenser either knew or reasonably should have known that the prescription was not issued pursuant to a good faith prior examination of a human or animal, or if the person or entity did not act in accordance with Section 1761 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.
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 pharmaceutical company may not disclose medical information provided to it without first obtaining a valid authorization from the patient, and may not require a patient, as a condition of receiving [drugs], to sign an authorization, release, consent, or waiver that would permit the disclosure of medical information that otherwise may not be disclosed, except as provided.