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AB 670 - An Act to Add Section 4073.5 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Healing Arts.

Pharmacy Law: incentive payments. 2013-2014 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
The Pharmacy Law governs the practice of pharmacy in this state, including the permissible duties of licensed pharmacists. Among other permitted acts, a pharmacist filling a prescription order for a drug product prescribed by its trade or brand name may select another drug product with the same active chemical ingredients of the same strength, quantity, and dosage form, and of the same generic… More
The Pharmacy Law governs the practice of pharmacy in this state, including the permissible duties of licensed pharmacists. Among other permitted acts, a pharmacist filling a prescription order for a drug product prescribed by its trade or brand name may select another drug product with the same active chemical ingredients of the same strength, quantity, and dosage form, and of the same generic drug name as determined, as specified, of those drug products having the same active chemical ingredients. A person who violates the Pharmacy Law is guilty of a crime, as specified.

This bill would prohibit a pharmacist or pharmacy employer from receiving any payment or other compensation, in the form of money or otherwise to specifically recommend or replace a patient’s originally prescribed drug product with a drug product that does not have the same active ingredient as the originally prescribed drug product, unless the recommendation or replacement is the result of, and the payment is included in the reimbursement for, the pharmacist performing a comprehensive medication review, as specified. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
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The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 23, 2013. 
There have been no votes on passage on this bill.
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An Act to Add Section 4073.5 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Healing Arts.

AB 670 — 2013-2014 Legislature

Summary
The Pharmacy Law governs the practice of pharmacy in this state, including the permissible duties of licensed pharmacists. Among other permitted acts, a pharmacist filling a prescription order for a drug product prescribed by its trade or brand name may select another drug product with the same active chemical ingredients of the same strength, quantity, and dosage form, and of the same generic drug name as determined, as specified, of those drug products having the same active chemical ingredients. A person who violates the Pharmacy Law is guilty of a crime, as specified.

This bill would prohibit a pharmacist or pharmacy employer from receiving any payment or other compensation, in the form of money or otherwise to specifically recommend or replace a patient’s originally prescribed drug product with a drug product that does not have the same active ingredient as the originally prescribed drug product, unless the recommendation or replacement is the result of, and the payment is included in the reimbursement for, the pharmacist performing a comprehensive medication review, as specified. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local… More
The Pharmacy Law governs the practice of pharmacy in this state, including the permissible duties of licensed pharmacists. Among other permitted acts, a pharmacist filling a prescription order for a drug product prescribed by its trade or brand name may select another drug product with the same active chemical ingredients of the same strength, quantity, and dosage form, and of the same generic drug name as determined, as specified, of those drug products having the same active chemical ingredients. A person who violates the Pharmacy Law is guilty of a crime, as specified.

This bill would prohibit a pharmacist or pharmacy employer from receiving any payment or other compensation, in the form of money or otherwise to specifically recommend or replace a patient’s originally prescribed drug product with a drug product that does not have the same active ingredient as the originally prescribed drug product, unless the recommendation or replacement is the result of, and the payment is included in the reimbursement for, the pharmacist performing a comprehensive medication review, as specified. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 4073.5 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Healing Arts.
Author(s)
Toni G. Atkins
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Pharmacy Law: incentive payments
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/21/2013
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection4/23/2013
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer ProtectionDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/23/2013This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
    8 voted YES 2 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/21/2013
    2/21/2013Read first time. To print.
    2/22/2013From printer. May be heard in committee March 24.
    3/04/2013Referred to Com. on B.,P. & C.P.
    4/02/2013From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on B.,P. & C.P. Read second time and amended.
    4/03/2013Re-referred to Com. on B.,P. & C.P.
    4/16/2013From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on B.,P. & C.P. Read second time and amended.
    4/17/2013Re-referred to Com. on B.,P. & C.P.
    select this voteVote4/23/2013Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    4/29/2013From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 2.) (April 23).
    4/30/2013Read second time and amended.
    5/01/2013Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/08/2013In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    5/24/2013In committee: Set, second hearing. Held under submission.

    Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

    $401,949
    $159,554
    $58,730
    $120,641
    $0
    $239,798
    $980,671
    37% more
    $682,379
    $283,050
    $23,150
    $48,137
    $112,760
    $194,200
    $0
    $1,343,676
    15 Organizations Supported and 7 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Section 4073.5 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Healing Arts.

    15 organizations supported this bill

    American Academy of Private Physicians
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    American Russian Medical Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    BayBio
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Biocom
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Academy of Physician Assistants
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Healthcare Institute
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Medical Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Immune Deficiency Foundation
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Los Angeles County Medical Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Lupus Foundation of Southern California
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Medical Oncology Association of Southern California
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Myositis Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    national council of asian pacific islander physicians
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Neuropathy Action Foundation
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

    7 organizations opposed this bill

    Blue Shield of California
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Hospital Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Pharmacists Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Retailers Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Engineers and Scientists of California
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Association of Chain Drug Stores
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    UFCW Western States Council
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2013, April 22). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved April 23, 2013, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office during the 2013-2014 California State Legislature, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-35$6,950$12,750
    Luis AlejoDCA-30$5,285$1,250
    Travis AllenRCA-72$0$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-17$0$1,600
    Toni G. AtkinsDCA-78$29,069$32,100
    Frank BigelowRCA-5$3,000$6,400
    Richard BloomDCA-50$3,900$1,000
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-45$5,500$15,850
    Raul BocanegraDCA-39$47,850$53,125
    Susan BonillaDCA-14$21,335$13,650
    Rob BontaDCA-18$22,500$5,150
    Steven BradfordDCA-62$7,000$14,900
    Cheryl BrownDCA-47$2,500$1,000
    Joan BuchananDCA-16$10,810$13,900
    Ian C. CalderonDCA-57$15,700$38,405
    Nora CamposDCA-27$3,500$7,000
    Ed ChauDCA-49$6,750$12,300
    Rocky J. ChavezRCA-76$13,698$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-2$8,000$6,000
    Connie ConwayRCA-26$39,550$79,895
    Ken CooleyDCA-8$3,000$26,100
    Brian DahleRCA-1$250$0
    Tom DalyDCA-69$9,500$22,500
    Roger DickinsonDCA-7$200$5,200
    Tim DonnellyRCA-33$2,500$6,000
    Susan Talamantes EggmanDCA-13$11,800$14,300
    Paul FongDCA-28$4,350$10,300
    Steve FoxDCA-36$0$0
    Jim FrazierDCA-11$9,202$23,200
    Beth GainesRCA-6$31,450$40,321
    Cristina GarciaDCA-58$2,000$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$20,900$53,125
    Jimmy GomezDCA-51$10,900$25,660
    Rich GordonDCA-24$24,036$11,500
    Jeff GorellRCA-44$11,222$14,300
    Adam C. GrayDCA-21$27,600$58,862
    Shannon GroveRCA-34$2,500$15,800
    Curt HagmanRCA-55$16,900$22,700
    Isadore HallDCA-64$20,800$27,103
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$11,500$10,100
    Roger HernandezDCA-48$23,616$28,230
    Chris R. HoldenDCA-41$16,550$11,250
    Ben HuesoDCA-80$7,247$11,500
    Brian JonesRCA-71$7,000$1,500
    Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr.DCA-59$4,400$2,500
    Marc LevineDCA-10$0$0
    Eric LinderRCA-60$3,500$2,000
    Dan LogueRCA-3$18,550$51,529
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-70$2,000$9,500
    Brian MaienscheinRCA-77$10,950$9,400
    Allan MansoorRCA-74$9,250$17,800
    Jose MedinaDCA-61$4,500$15,600
    Melissa A. MelendezRCA-67$1,000$2,500
    Holly J. MitchellDCA-54$22,552$31,200
    Mike MorrellRCA-40$5,950$21,250
    Kevin MullinDCA-22$10,900$10,750
    Al MuratsuchiDCA-66$11,800$18,400
    Adrin NazarianDCA-46$3,500$7,900
    Brian NestandeRCA-42$13,300$21,650
    Kristin OlsenRCA-12$19,250$24,725
    Richard PanDCA-9$66,663$62,650
    Jim PattersonRCA-23$2,000$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$29,424$47,300
    John PerezDCA-53$54,449$80,069
    Manuel PerezDCA-56$28,300$8,000
    Bill QuirkDCA-20$0$12,500
    Sharon Quirk-SilvaDCA-65$0$0
    Anthony RendonDCA-63$33,525$26,900
    Rudy SalasDCA-32$6,000$3,800
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-15$5,500$17,601
    Mark StoneDCA-29$7,900$1,200
    Philip Y. TingDCA-19$11,300$26,450
    Norma TorresDCA-52$6,500$8,726
    Don WagnerRCA-68$8,000$11,250
    Marie WaldronRCA-75$6,000$2,000
    Shirley N. WeberDCA-79$2,350$1,500
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-25$6,000$7,500
    Scott WilkRCA-38$5,100$11,600
    Das WilliamsDCA-37$31,339$9,500
    Mariko YamadaDCA-4$1,000$2,600

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-35$6,950$12,750
    Luis AlejoDCA-30$5,285$1,250
    Travis AllenRCA-72$0$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-17$0$1,600
    Toni G. AtkinsDCA-78$29,069$32,100
    Frank BigelowRCA-5$3,000$6,400
    Richard BloomDCA-50$3,900$1,000
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-45$5,500$15,850
    Raul BocanegraDCA-39$47,850$53,125
    Susan BonillaDCA-14$21,335$13,650
    Rob BontaDCA-18$22,500$5,150
    Steven BradfordDCA-62$7,000$14,900
    Cheryl BrownDCA-47$2,500$1,000
    Joan BuchananDCA-16$10,810$13,900
    Ian C. CalderonDCA-57$15,700$38,405
    Nora CamposDCA-27$3,500$7,000
    Ed ChauDCA-49$6,750$12,300
    Rocky J. ChavezRCA-76$13,698$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-2$8,000$6,000
    Connie ConwayRCA-26$39,550$79,895
    Ken CooleyDCA-8$3,000$26,100
    Brian DahleRCA-1$250$0
    Tom DalyDCA-69$9,500$22,500
    Roger DickinsonDCA-7$200$5,200
    Tim DonnellyRCA-33$2,500$6,000
    Susan Talamantes EggmanDCA-13$11,800$14,300
    Paul FongDCA-28$4,350$10,300
    Steve FoxDCA-36$0$0
    Jim FrazierDCA-11$9,202$23,200
    Beth GainesRCA-6$31,450$40,321
    Cristina GarciaDCA-58$2,000$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$20,900$53,125
    Jimmy GomezDCA-51$10,900$25,660
    Rich GordonDCA-24$24,036$11,500
    Jeff GorellRCA-44$11,222$14,300
    Adam C. GrayDCA-21$27,600$58,862
    Shannon GroveRCA-34$2,500$15,800
    Curt HagmanRCA-55$16,900$22,700
    Isadore HallDCA-64$20,800$27,103
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$11,500$10,100
    Roger HernandezDCA-48$23,616$28,230
    Chris R. HoldenDCA-41$16,550$11,250
    Ben HuesoDCA-80$7,247$11,500
    Brian JonesRCA-71$7,000$1,500
    Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr.DCA-59$4,400$2,500
    Marc LevineDCA-10$0$0
    Eric LinderRCA-60$3,500$2,000
    Dan LogueRCA-3$18,550$51,529
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-70$2,000$9,500
    Brian MaienscheinRCA-77$10,950$9,400
    Allan MansoorRCA-74$9,250$17,800
    Jose MedinaDCA-61$4,500$15,600
    Melissa A. MelendezRCA-67$1,000$2,500
    Holly J. MitchellDCA-54$22,552$31,200
    Mike MorrellRCA-40$5,950$21,250
    Kevin MullinDCA-22$10,900$10,750
    Al MuratsuchiDCA-66$11,800$18,400
    Adrin NazarianDCA-46$3,500$7,900
    Brian NestandeRCA-42$13,300$21,650
    Kristin OlsenRCA-12$19,250$24,725
    Richard PanDCA-9$66,663$62,650
    Jim PattersonRCA-23$2,000$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$29,424$47,300
    John PerezDCA-53$54,449$80,069
    Manuel PerezDCA-56$28,300$8,000
    Bill QuirkDCA-20$0$12,500
    Sharon Quirk-SilvaDCA-65$0$0
    Anthony RendonDCA-63$33,525$26,900
    Rudy SalasDCA-32$6,000$3,800
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-15$5,500$17,601
    Mark StoneDCA-29$7,900$1,200
    Philip Y. TingDCA-19$11,300$26,450
    Norma TorresDCA-52$6,500$8,726
    Don WagnerRCA-68$8,000$11,250
    Marie WaldronRCA-75$6,000$2,000
    Shirley N. WeberDCA-79$2,350$1,500
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-25$6,000$7,500
    Scott WilkRCA-38$5,100$11,600
    Das WilliamsDCA-37$31,339$9,500
    Mariko YamadaDCA-4$1,000$2,600

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Physicians$401,949
    Other physician specialists$239,798
    Biotech products & research$159,554
    Health & welfare policy$120,641
    Other non-physician health practitioners$58,730
    Health, education & human resources$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Accident & health insurance$682,379
    Hospitals$283,050
    Drug stores$194,200
    Labor unions$112,760
    Retail trade$48,137
    Pharmacists$23,150
    Food service & related unions$0
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