California Business And Professions Code Section 4999.7
(a) Nothing in this section shall limit, preclude, or otherwise interfere with the practices of other persons licensed or otherwise authorized to practice, under any other provision of this division, telephone medical advice services consistent with the laws governing their respective scopes of practice, or licensed under the Osteopathic Initiative Act or the Chiropractic Initiative Act and operating consistent with the laws governing their respective scopes of practice. (b) For the purposes of this chapter, telephone medical advice means a telephonic communication between a patient and a health care professional in which the health care professional`s primary function is to provide to the patient a telephonic response to the patient`s questions regarding his or her or a family member`s medical care or treatment. Telephone medical advice includes assessment, evaluation, or advice provided to patients or their family members. (c) For the purposes of this chapter, health care professional is a staff person described in Section 4999.2 who provides medical advice services and is appropriately licensed, certified, or registered as a registered nurse pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 2700), as a physician and surgeon pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2000) or the Osteopathic Initiative Act, as a dentist, dental hygienist, dental hygienist in alternative practice, or dental hygienist in extended functions pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 1600), as a psychologist pursuant to Chapter 6.6 (commencing with Section 2900), as a marriage and family therapist pursuant to Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 4980), as a licensed clinical social worker pursuant to Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 4990.1), as an optometrist pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 3000), or as a chiropractor pursuant to the Chiropractic Initiative Act, and who is operating consistent with the laws governing his or her respective scopes of practice in the state in which he or she provides telephone medical advice services.