BILL NUMBER: SB 493 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Hernandez FEBRUARY 21, 2013 An act to amend Section 4050 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to pharmacies. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 493, as introduced, Hernandez. Pharmacy practice. The Pharmacy Law provides for the licensing and regulation of pharmacists by the California State Board of Pharmacy in the Department of Consumer Affairs, and states that pharmacy practice is a dynamic, patient-oriented health service that applies a scientific body of knowledge to improve and promote patient health by means of appropriate drug use and drug-related therapy. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 4050 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read: 4050. (a) In recognition of and consistent with the decisions of the appellate courts of this state, the Legislature hereby declares the practice of pharmacy to be a profession. (b) Pharmacy practice is a dynamic , patient-oriented health service that applies a scientific body of knowledge to improve and promote patient health by means of appropriate drug use, drug-related therapy, and communication for clinical and consultative purposes. Pharmacy practice is continually evolving to include more sophisticated and comprehensive patient care activities.