AB 1557 (Flora, R-Ripon)
April 11 hearing in Assembly Business and Professions Committee.
AB 1557 would make permanent the authority for a California-licensed pharmacist to conduct medication chart order reviews outside of a licensed California hospital. The waiver that allows hospitals to remotely process prescriptions is set to expire on May 28, 2023, and the passage of AB 1557 is needed so hospitals can continue to use this proven and safe practice.
SB 786 (Portantino, D-Glendale)
Introduced on Feb. 17. Referred to Senate Health Committee.
SB 786 would prohibit pharmacy benefit managers from imposing requirements, conditions, or exclusions that prevent 340B-covered entities from retaining the benefit of discounted pricing because of their 340B status.