With the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect and for the foreseeable future, many things we have taken for granted are no longer possible like in-person social/networking events. Thankfully, technology has come a long way to help close some gaps.
Hopefully most people have learned or have some experience with online meeting tools like Zoom or GoToMeeting, which enables online socializing like Happy Hours or Trivia Nights.
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CPhA COVID-19 RESOURCES
To provide support to all pharmacy professionals, CPhA has compiled important resources to ensure the health of your colleagues, patients, and families. These resources include the most current statewide orders to limit the spread of COVID-19 and requests from various health organizations of our healthcare providers. Review these resources and check our social media pages regularly for news and updates. We encourage you to share, print and display our infographics and check our social media pages regularly for news and updates.
As a way to combat the spread of COVID-19, California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a State of Emergency granting additional powers to various agencies and people, including Pharmacists.
Per the California State Board of Pharmacy website:
"Under the provisions of Business and Professions Code section 4062, the board has the authority to waive provisions of Pharmacy Law or regulations adopted pursuant to it, if in the board’s opinion, the waiver will aid in the protection of public health or the provision of patient care. Further, under the board’s policy, such a determination may be made at the discretion of the board’s president for a period of up to 30 days.
Any licensee needing a waiver may submit a request for such to email@example.com. The board respectfully requests that such submissions include the following:
A brief statement regarding the extent of the waiver sought.
A brief statement detailing how the declared emergency caused the need for the waiver.
Relevant laws that the licensee is requesting are waived.
Authorized contact person. An authorized contact person includes any owner, officer, member, pharmacist-in-charge, or other individual otherwise authorized to act on behalf of the licensee.
The authorized contact will receive a response via email."