CDPH Clarifies Requirements Affecting Pharmacy Technicians, Interns
MARCH 1, 2018 BJ BARTLESON, RN, MS, NEA-BC
The California Department of Public Health has issued the attached All Facilities Letter 18-13 clarifying the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians and intern pharmacists. Senate Bill 1039 (Chapter 319, Statutes of 2014), which took effect Jan. 1, 2015, expanded the scope of practice for professionals. The letter states that facilities do not need to request program flexibility to allow pharmacy technicians and intern pharmacists to operate within their scope of practice and outlines the various duties each is authorized to perform.