IPC California Members: Governor Jerry Brown has Signed AB 1114 Into Law, Authorizing Pharmacists as Medical Providers

Sep 28, 2016

IPC is excited to announce that on September 25th, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1114 (Eggman) into law. AB 1114 allows Medi-Cal to reimburse pharmacist-delivered services, such as furnishing hormonal contraceptives, naloxone, nicotine replacement therapy, travel medicines, and tobacco cessation counseling. Utilizing pharmacists to provide these services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries improves access to these vital preventative health care services.

"This bill represents the next step in CPhA's efforts to build a sustainable model for ensuring patients have access to pharmacist-delivered services," said Jon R. Roth, CPhA CEO. "Today we celebrate this exciting victory for the pharmacy profession and look forward to the future for continued progress."  

We also thank Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, representing California’s 13th Assembly District, for her leadership and for being a champion of the pharmacy profession.  AB 1114 will help improve access to these important services for Medi-Cal patients.  

Over the coming months, IPC will work with the Medi-Cal program in their implementation of AB 1114 and will be releasing additional resources for members to bring these services to their patients.

Questions or Concerns? Contact IPC’s Government Relations Team
at: GovernmentRelations@ipcrx.com.