CHA News Article

CDPH Addresses Pharmaceutical Service Changes

The California Department of Public Health has issued the attached All Facilities Letter (AFL) on the Jan. 1, 2015, enactment of SB 1039 (Statutes of 2014, Chapter 319 ), a new law that changes the provision of pharmaceutical services in general acute care hospitals. The AFL offers guidance on the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians and intern pharmacists; the proper handling of dangerous drugs; and the storage and maintenance of drugs. For more information, see the attached AFL.