Prohibited Acts involving Dangerous Drugs or Devices (BPC sections 4169(a)(1) and 4161(b))
A California-licensed pharmacy may receive dangerous drugs and dangerous devices from an unlicensed pharmacy, wholesaler, or third-party logistics provider located in another state to alleviate a temporary shortage of a dangerous drug or device that could result in the denial of health care under the following conditions:
- The unlicensed location is appropriately licensed in its home state, and documentation of the license verification is maintained by the California pharmacy.
- The pharmacy maintains documentation of the temporary shortage of any dangerous drug or device received from any pharmacy, wholesaler, or third-party logistics provider not licensed in California.
- The pharmacy complies with all record-keeping requirements for each dangerous drug and device received from any pharmacy, wholesaler, or third-party logistics provider not licensed in California.
- All documentation and records required above shall be maintained and readily retrievable for three years following the end of the declared emergency.
- The dangerous drug or device was produced by an authorized FDA registered drug manufacturer.
Effective: March 21, 2020
Expiration: July 24, 2020, or until the emergency declaration is lifted, whichever is sooner.