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California State Board of Pharmacy

E-Prescribing Exemption Request Form

California Business and Professions Code Section 688 establishes exceptions to the requirement that health care practitioners issue a prescription as an electronic data transmission prescription, including for a prescriber to register annually with the Board of Pharmacy and state their method of qualification, including:

  1. Their practice is located in the area of an emergency or disaster declared by a federal, state, or local government.
  2. They issue 100 or fewer prescriptions per calendar year.
  3. They are unable to issue electronic data transmission prescriptions due to circumstances beyond their control.

The Board of Pharmacy has created an online registry for eligible health care practitioners to register for the exemption. To register, please complete and submit the information requested below. As a reminder, annual registration is required.