Two Days ago SB 493 the Pharmacist Provider Status Bill passed the California Assembly Health Committee unanimously! This was another major step forward in the passage of the bill that will designate Healthcare Provider Status to Pharmacists in California. The bill now moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee in the next two weeks and is one step closer to becoming law. After the Appropriations Committee the bill will head to the Assembly floor for a full vote and then hopefully to Governor Brown’s desk.
The Voice of OC published an article last week on the value of pharmacists as part of healthcare teams and shows the important role we as pharmacists play in caring for our patients. The article can be read in it’s entirety here: The Pharmacist Will See You Now
The California Pharmacists Association has been instrumental in development and advocacy efforts in making this bill happen and move from committee to committee.
Stay tuned for more updates!