SAVE THE DATE! July 20 and 21, 2019
12th Annual Back to School RVT/Vet Tech CE Seminar
CaRVTA will hold its annual membership meeting at the July Seminar!
New Drug Consultation Requirements
Pursuant to Senate Bill 1480 (Hill, Chapter 571, Statutes of 2018), effective January 1, 2019, veterinarians are required to offer to provide drug consultations for dangerous drugs (Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 4829.5). For more information regarding the new requirement, click HERE
AB 149 (Cooper) Transition Period for Prescription Form Requirements Effective March 11, 2019
AB 149. (Cooper) was signed into law by the Governor on March 11, 2019 and takes effect immediately. This bill provides a transition period, until January 1, 2021, before the new requirement becomes effective that prescription forms for controlled substances include a uniquely serialized number. This bill allows the Department of Justice (DOJ) to extend this period for no longer than six additional months if the supply of compliant security prescription forms is inadequate. This bill specifies that the uniquely serialized number shall not be a required feature in the printing of new prescription forms produced by approved security printers until a date determined by DOJ, which shall be no later than January 1, 2020.
This bill resolves the issues unintentionally created by AB 1753. (Low, Chapter 794, Statutes of 2018). AB 1753 required that all prescription forms include a uniquely serialized number in a manner prescribed by DOJ. This bill did not include a transition period allowing time for prescribers to order new prescription forms. This resulted in many prescribers not ordering new forms until right before the new law took effect. This meant that their old prescription forms were not valid on January 1st and they did not have the new forms yet, which resulted in difficulties for patients trying to get prescriptions filled for controlled substances.
To order compliant, tamper-resistant prescription forms, contact a DOJ-approved vendor directly. Approved vendors can be found here: Security Prescription Printers.
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The mission of the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association is to elevate the veterinary profession through the strengthening of the veterinary health care team.
We seek to promote the role of the Registered Veterinary Technician by broadening our skills, knowledge, and professionalism and by securing representation of Registered Veterinary Technicians in the regulatory and legislative arena.
The California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association strives to increase public awareness of the role of Registered Veterinary Technicians in veterinary medicine and our place in enhancing the welfare of our animal patients.
The California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization.
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