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Pharmacists would be allowed to provide more care to Californians under SB493
Southern California Public Radio

With the federal health care law requiring millions of uninsured Californians to buy health insurance starting in January, the resulting influx of new patients could exacerbate the shortage of primary care doctors. That’s prompted state legislation to expand the role of certain health professionals, such as nurse practitioners, optometrists, and physician assistants. It has also sparked a push to give pharmacists greater freedom to provide certain types of medical care.