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An optometrist may practice optometry in any health facility or residential facility provided that certain conditions are met, including: (1) the optometrist has a primary business office (separate from the facility) that is available by telephone during normal business hours for access to patient records; (2) the optometrist complies with all state and federal laws regulations regarding maintenance and protection of health records; (3) records are maintained so that the type and extent of services provided to patients are conspicuously disclosed; (4) the records are disclosed to patients at or near the time of services rendered and are maintained in a designated office; (5) information about prescriptions issued to a patient are included in the patient's chart; (6) a copy of any referral or order requesting optometric services for a patient from the health facility's or residential care facility's administrator, director of social services, the attending physician and surgeon, the patient, or a family member shall be kept in the patient's medical record; and (7) the optometrist keeps all necessary records for a minimum of seven years from the date of service in order to disclose fully the extent of services furnished to a patient.

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(b) A pharmacy receiving an electronic transmission prescription shall not be required to reduce that prescription to writing or to hard copy form if, for three years from the last date of furnishing pursuant to that prescription or order, the pharmacy is able, upon request by the board, to immediately produce a hard copy report that includes for each date of dispensing of a dangerous drug or dangerous device pursuant to that prescription or order: (1) all of the information described in subparagraphs (A) to (E), inclusive, of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 4040, and (2) the name or identifier of the pharmacist who dispensed the dangerous drug or dangerous device. 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.

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Requires a 2003 report to the legislature including recommendations on identification of systems to protect confidential personal and medical information of patients for whom electronic prescriptions are issued.

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Oral or electronic data transmission prescriptions must be reduced to writing for record keeping.

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All records of prescriptions filled by a pharmacy and records pertaining to dangerous drugs and devices must be maintained onsite and available for inspection by authorized law officers for at least 3 years.

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Any manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer or other person in the state that sells, transfers, or otherwise furnishes any of the 38 listed controlled or precursor-to-controlled substances must report the transaction to the Department of Justice. The report must include the proper identification of the purchaser such as a driver's license, tax ID number, or DEA registration number. The manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer shall retain this information in a readily available manner for three years. EXCEPTION (under (e)): this does not apply to any pharmacist, dentist, or physician that furnishes the substances for prescriptive use by their patients or any manufacturer that furnishes the substance to a licensed pharmacist, dentist or physician for use with prescriptions for their patients.

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Upon obtaining the approval from the State Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Justice, a pharmacy or hospital may receive electronic data transmission prescriptions or computer entry prescriptions or orders for Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances if authorized by federal law and consistent with DEA regulations. The Board must maintain a list of all requests and approvals made pursuant to this provision.

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A prescriber's records of prescriptions for controlled substances must be maintained for three years.

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Filed prescriptions must include the name and address of the patient, the date, information about the controlled substance, and information about the prescriber.

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Except for prisoners sentenced to death or life in prison without possibility of parole, any prisoner who the head physician determines to be permanently medically incapacitated and necessitating 24 hour care, and the incapacitation was not present at the time of sentencing, shall be granted medical parole if the Board of Parole Hearings finds it to be safe. In cases where the prisoner’s primary care physician or family recommends or requests that the prisoner be considered for medical parole due to being permanently medically incapacitated, the head physician shall either refer the matter to the Board of Parole Hearings within 30 days or provide the primary care physician or family member with a written explanation of the reasons for denying it. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall complete parole plans that include the inmate's plan for residency and medical care. The Board of Parole Hearings shall make an independent judgment (with written findings) regarding whether the inmate would pose a threat to public safety. As a condition of medical parole, a prisoner might be required to submit to a medical examination, the results of which will be reported to the Board. The Department shall ensure that any medical parolee has in his or her possession medical discharge papers, full medical record, and access to prescriptions. Any additional records shall be sent to the prisoner's forwarding address after release to health care-related parole supervision. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation must give notice of any medical parole hearing and any medical parole release to the county of commitment, and the county of proposed release, at least 30 days (or as soon as feasible) prior to a medical parole hearing or a medical parole release.

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