New Calif. Law Relaxes Contraceptive Restrictions

Law360, San Diego (September 24, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday cleared the way for registered nurses to dispense hormonal contraceptives under a standardized process, a move supporters say will make it easier for women to get birth control.

The governor signed into law A.B. 2348, which also permits registered nurses to give out drugs and devices, such as birth control pills and contraceptive patches and rings, based on an order by a certified nurse-midwife, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant while functioning within specified clinic settings. The measure, carried...
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