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California State Board of Pharmacy

Staffing Ratio of Pharmacists to Intern Pharmacists and General Supervision - Immunizations - BPC section 4114

In light of Governor Gavin Newsom’s declaration of emergency and the national declaration of emergency, and consistent with Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 4062, the California State Board of Pharmacy (Board) or the Board president through delegated authority has issued the following waiver.

The ratio of pharmacists to intern pharmacists may increase to allow for one additional intern pharmacist for each supervising pharmacist under the following conditions:

  1. The additional intern pharmacist is administering immunizations consistent with the provisions of Pharmacy Law.
  2. The pharmacy maintains a readily retrievable record documenting the date(s) and time(s) when the ratio is increased pursuant to this waiver and the staff operating under the waiver. Records must be maintained for one year following the end of the declared emergency.

Intern pharmacists providing immunizations under the provisions of this waiver may do so under the general supervision of a pharmacist at the discretion of the supervising pharmacist.

Effective:  July 23, 2020

Expiration:  October 20, 2020