Clinical Care

About Clinical Care

California’s hospitals are dedicated to providing high-quality, safe, and person-centered health care. This wouldn’t be possible without the clinical services hospitals provide, which include emergency care, surgery, X-ray/radiology, laboratory services, and behavioral health care. The care that hospitals provide is shaped by their communities’ needs.

California Dispensers Must Use New Reporting Format Starting Aug. 1

Starting Aug. 1, 2024, all California dispensers of controlled substances will be required to report dispensations to the controlled substance utilization review and evaluation system (CURES) using version 4.2B of the American Society of Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) format. On and after this date, data submitted using the current CURES ASAP version 4.1 format will no longer be accepted. 

Board of Pharmacy Warns of Fake Callers

The Board of Pharmacy is warning licensees to be aware of scam callers claiming to represent the California State Board of Pharmacy or another government agency. In many cases, callers are attempting to extort money or elicit sensitive information — e.g., license numbers, DEA registration numbers, etc. — from licensees.