California Code, Business and Professions Code - BPC § 4052.4

Notwithstanding Section 2038 or any other provision of law, a pharmacist may perform skin puncture in the course of performing routine patient assessment procedures or in the course of performing any procedure authorized under Section 1206.5 or 1206.6 .  For purposes of this section, “routine patient assessment procedures” means:  (a) procedures that a patient could, with or without a prescription, perform for himself or herself, or (b) clinical laboratory tests that are classified as waived pursuant to the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 ( 42 U.S.C. Sec. 263a ) and the regulations adopted thereunder by the federal Health Care Financing Administration, as authorized by paragraph (11) of subdivision (a) of Section 1206.5 or Section 1206.6 .  A pharmacist performing these functions shall report the results obtained from a test to the patient and any physician designated by the patient.  Any pharmacist who performs the service authorized by this section shall not be in violation of Section 2052 .


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