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 practicing medicine pursuant to a Postgraduate Training License
- California licensed physicians who are practicing medicine outside of California
If a physician does not diagnose or treat patients in a medical office or telehealth setting, then they are not subject to the requirements to provide patients with a written or electronic notice or to post a visible notice regarding the database at each location where the physician practices. Those physicians, however, still must post the required notice on a website used in their practice, if they have one, beginning January 1, 2024.