Newsom Signs Executive Order on Vaccination Efforts

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-02-21 to support state efforts in vaccinating as many Californians as possible against COVID-19. The order confirms existing law related to provider liability protections applies to health care professionals and providers participating in the state’s vaccine administration program. The order additionally extends liability protections to others, including pharmacy technicians, working under the supervision or instruction of providers.

The executive order additionally directs the Department of Consumer Affairs’ (DCA) disciplinary bodies to prioritize disciplinary proceedings and investigations against licensees who are alleged to have diverted COVID-19 vaccine supplies for financial gain.