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SB 159 Law
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Title 16 section 1747 - Independent HIV Preexposure and Postexposure Prophylaxis Furnishing
- Prior to independently initiating and furnishing HIV preexposure and/or postexposure prophylaxis to a patient pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 4052.02 and 4052.03, a pharmacist shall successfully complete a training program approved by the board or provided by a provider accredited by an approved accreditation agency. The training program shall satisfy the following criteria:
Each training program shall be specific to the use of HIV preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis, and include at least 1.5 hours of instruction covering, at a minimum, the following areas:
HIV preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis pharmacology.
Requirements for independently initiating and furnishing HIV preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis contained in Business and Professions Code sections 4052.02 and 4052.03.
Patient counseling information and appropriate counseling techniques, including at least, counseling on sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health.
Patient referral resources and supplemental resources for pharmacists.
Financial assistance programs for preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis, including the Office of AIDS' PrEP Assistance Program (PrEP-AP).
Clinical eligibility recommendations provided in the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines defined in Business and Professions Code sections 4052.02(c) and 4052.03(c).
- The training program shall require the passing of an assessment based on the criteria of (a)(1) with a score of 70% or higher to receive documentation of successful completion of the training program.
- A pharmacist who independently initiates or furnishes HIV preexposure and/or postexposure prophylaxis pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 4052.02 and 4052.03 shall maintain documentation of their successful completion of the training program
for a period of four (4) years. Documentation maintained pursuant to this subdivision must be made available upon request of the board.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 4005, 4052.02 and 4052.03, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 4052, 4052.02 and 4052.03, Business and Professions Code; and Section 120972, Health and Safety Code.
How to Claim Your CPE Credit
- Question: Is the certification provided by the CPE Monitor on NABP sufficient to prove I can now furnish PrEP and PEP?
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