The law applies to those with a “physician and surgeon” license issued by either the Medical Board of California (allopathic physicians) or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California (osteopathic physicians).
The following physicians are not subject to the requirements of this law:
- Those working in a hospital emergency room
- Those who do not diagnose or treat patients in a medical office or telehealth setting
- Those practicing medicine pursuant to a Postgraduate Training License
- California licensed physicians who are practicing medicine outside of California