California governor signs bill into a law to address staffing in pharmacies and prescription medication errors

NCPA November 28, 2023

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.), signed into law Assembly Bill 1286 which authorizes the pharmacist-in-charge to make staffing decisions within a pharmacy and to notify store management if conditions within the pharmacy create a risk to patient safety. Additionally, the bill allows the California Board of Pharmacy to close a pharmacy if those conditions are not resolved and requires pharmacies to report medication errors to the Board of Pharmacy within 14 days of discovering the mistake and maintain those records. The Los Angeles Times has been tracking this issue, and if you want to hear more about NCPA’s advocacy efforts, don’t miss a chance to browse our advocacy page for more on this and other issues.