NEW Prescribing and Reporting Rules for Controlled Substances Effective January 1, 2021.
Are Your Prescription Forms Compliant?
Starting January 1, 2021, new laws will impact licensees who prescribe and/or furnish controlled substances.
- Updated Prescription Pad Security Requirements - starting January 1, 2021, California state law requires 15 security elements to appear on California Security Prescription Forms, the forms which replaced the triplicate prescription form. State law also requires California Security Prescription Forms to be produced by printers licensed by the California Department of Justice: California Security Prescription Printers Program. For more information, visit: www.pmbc.ca.gov
- Revised Reporting Requirements for Controlled Substances – starting January 1, 2021, the dispensing of a controlled substance must be reported to the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) within one working day after the medication is released to the patient or the patient’s representative. Previously, the deadline to report was seven days after dispensing. Further, this law requires reporting of Schedule V drugs, in addition to Schedules II, III, and IV. This requirement applies to pharmacists and prescribers who dispense controlled substances.
Updated COVID-19 Testing Guidance
Order Waiving License Renewal Requirements
Order Waiving License Reactivation or Restoration Requirement
DCA Waivers - More Information
Guidance Relating to Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC RE: PODIATRIC MEDICAL DOCTORS WHO HAVE RECEIVED A PROBATIONARY ORDER
SB 1448 mandates that on and after July 1, 2019, the Podiatric Medical Board of California requires a licensee to provide a separate disclosure to a patient or a patient’s guardian or health care surrogate before the patient’s first visit if the licensee is on probation pursuant to a probationary order made on and after July 1, 2019. The bill would also require the Podiatric Medical Board of California to provide specified information relating to licensees on this website.
Important Notice: Title Change for the Board of Podiatric Medicine
As of July 1, 2019, the “Board of Podiatric Medicine (BPM)” will have a title change to the “Podiatric Medical Board of California (PMBC).
Please begin using the new title on all references and communication as of July 1, 2019.
The new website address (URL) will be active as of July 1, 2019: www.pmbc.ca.gov.
The old website address (URL), www.bpm.ca.gov will be active until December 31, 2019.
PMBC NOW HAS ONLINE RENEWALS!
Do you need help with Registration? Password Resets? Account Unlocks? Linking licenses to your account? BreEZe Error Messages? If so, please call: BreEZe Technical Support: 916-557-1208
TO RENEW ONLINE, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR BREEZE ACCOUNT BY VISITING THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://www.breeze.ca.gov/
To protect and educate consumers of California through licensing, enforcement, and regulation of Doctors of
The Podiatric Medical Board of California (Board) strives to provide effective licensing and enforcement of podiatric physicians as a means
to protect the public from any unfit and incompetent doctors practicing
in this specialty field.
Through the years, these efforts have been greatly assisted by a number
of unique initiatives advanced and adopted by the Board that have sought
not simply to maintain entry-level standards for podiatric physicians, but
also to elevate professional competency standards, reduce medical error,
and prevent patient harm.
All California-licensed podiatric physicians will provide safe and competent foot and ankle care.
Podiatric Medical Board of California