CA Bus & Prof Code Section 4071.1


A prescriber, a prescriber’s authorized agent, or a pharmacist may electronically enter a prescription or an order, as defined in Section 4019, into a pharmacy’s or hospital’s computer from any location outside of the pharmacy or hospital with the permission of the pharmacy or hospital. For purposes of this section, a “prescriber’s authorized agent” is a person licensed or registered under Division 2 (commencing with Section 500). This subdivision shall not apply to prescriptions for controlled substances classified in Schedule II, III, IV, or V, except as permitted pursuant to Section 11164.5 of the Health and Safety Code.


Nothing in this section shall reduce the existing authority of other hospital personnel to enter medication orders or prescription orders into a hospital’s computer.


No dangerous drug or dangerous device shall be dispensed pursuant to a prescription that has been electronically entered into a pharmacy’s computer without the prior approval of a pharmacist.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 4071.1’s source at ca​.gov