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Inventory of the Department of Consumer Affairs - Board of Pharmacy
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The records of the Board of Pharmacy contain 20.5 cubic feet and 58 volumes of textual records spanning the years from 1894 to 1998. The records document the Board's work to protect consumers by licensing and regulating those responsible for dispensing medication to the public, providing pharmaceutical information to the public and developing and enforcing state pharmaceutical regulations.
The Board of Pharmacy was created in 1891 by the passage of SB84 to "regulate the practice of pharmacy and sale of poisons in the State of California." The Board was originally comprised of seven governor-appointed pharmacists, each from a different area of the state (Statutes of 1891, Chapter 85). In 1929, the Board of Pharmacy was placed under the Department of Professional and Vocation Standards with the department overseeing the Board's administrative and fiscal affairs. (Statutes of 1929, Chapter 290). The department was restructured and renamed the Department of Consumer Affairs by the Governors Reorganization Plan No.2 of 1970. The Board currently consists of thirteen members - seven pharmacists and six public members. The seven pharmacists are appointed by the governor and are required to reside in different regions of the state. Four of the public members are also appointed by the governor and the remaining two are appointed by the Assembly Speaker and the Senate Rules Committee, each appointing one.
20.5 cubic feet, 53 volumes, 6 - 7" vinyl records, and 1 mini floppy disk
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Several series in this record group are restricted pursuant to Civil Code section 1798.1 because they contain personal information as defined by the Civil Code section 1798.3.