SB 872

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 24, 2022
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Pharmacies: mobile units.


Existing law, the Pharmacy Law, requires the California State Board of Pharmacy within the Department of Consumer Affairs to license and regulate the practice of pharmacy, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacies. Existing law prohibits a person from conducting a pharmacy unless they have obtained an annual license from the board, for each pharmacy owned or operated by a specific person. Existing law requires a separate license for each of the premises of any person operating a pharmacy in more than one location. Existing law authorizes the board to allow the temporary use of a mobile pharmacy when a pharmacy is destroyed or damaged, the mobile pharmacy is necessary to protect the health and safety of the public, and prescribed conditions are met. Existing law makes a knowing violation of its provisions a crime. This bill would authorize a county or a city and county to operate a licensed mobile unit to provide prescription medication within its jurisdiction to specified individuals, including those individuals without fixed addresses. The bill would authorize a mobile unit to dispense prescription medication pursuant to a valid prescription if the county or the city and county meets prescribed requirements for licensure, staffing, and operations. The bill would authorize the board to license such a mobile unit. Because a knowing violation of the bill's requirements would be a 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.

Bill Sponsors (1)



May 19, 2022


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.


From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (May 19).

May 13, 2022


Set for hearing May 19.

Apr 18, 2022


April 18 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Apr 06, 2022


Set for hearing April 18.

Apr 05, 2022


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0. Page 3307.) (April 4). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 16, 2022


Set for hearing April 4.

Feb 07, 2022


Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 31. Noes 6. Page 2880.)


(Ayes 31. Noes 6.)


Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Feb 02, 2022


Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Jan 25, 2022


From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 24.

Jan 24, 2022


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
01/24/22 - Introduced PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/31/22- Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development PDF
04/15/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/21/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF


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