SB 159 (Wiener)

CPhA is excited to announce that Governor Newsom has signed SB 159 (Scott Wiener)!  The Governor’s action will allow California Pharmacists to furnish PrEP and PEP without a physician’s prescription. CPhA was a proud co-sponsor of this important legislation.

In his signing message, Governor Newsom stated that “Recent breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of HIV can save lives.” Governor Newsom said of signing SB 159, “All Californians deserve access to PrEP and PEP, two treatments that have transformed our fight against HIV and AIDS. I applaud the Legislature for taking action to expand access to these treatments and getting us closer to ending HIV and AIDS for good.”

The chaptering of SB 159 (Wiener) is proof that grassroots advocacy is powerful and that when pharmacists and our partners come together, great things happen. Together, we improve the health of communities.

Resources:
SB 159 (Wiener) Infographic
SB 159 (Wiener) Fact Sheet

News:
SF Chronicle: Gavin Newsom signs bill to make anti-HIV drug available without prescription

Plus: California Makes PrEP and PEP available without prescription