CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1789
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 12, 1991
Yeas 96 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 9, 1991
Yeas 47 Nays 0
President of the Senate
Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.
Governor of the State of Washington
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1789 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1789
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By House Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Representatives Braddock, Paris and Prentice).
Read first time February 18, 1991.
AN ACT Relating to limitations on filling prescriptions written by authorized prescribers not licensed in this state; amending RCW 69.41.030; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 69.41.030 and 1990 c 219 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
shall be unlawful for any person to sell, deliver, or possess any legend drug
except upon the order or prescription of a physician under chapter 18.71 RCW,
an osteopathic physician or an osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter
18.57 RCW, a dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW, a ((
physician and surgeon under chapter 18.22 RCW, a veterinarian under chapter
18.92 RCW, a commissioned medical or dental officer in the United States armed
forces(( , marine hospital service,)) or public health service in the
discharge of his or her official duties, a duly licensed physician or
dentist employed by the veterans administration in the discharge of his or
her official duties, a registered nurse under chapter 18.88 RCW when
authorized by the board of nursing, an osteopathic physician's assistant under
chapter 18.57A RCW when authorized by the committee of osteopathic examiners, a
physician(( 's)) assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW when authorized by
the board of medical examiners, a physician licensed to practice medicine and
surgery or a physician licensed to practice osteopathy and surgery, a dentist
licensed to practice dentistry, a (( podiatrist)) podiatric physician
and surgeon licensed to practice (( podiatry)) podiatric medicine
and surgery, or a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine, in
any province of Canada which shares a common border with the state of
Washington or in any state of the United States: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That the
above provisions shall not apply to sale, delivery, or possession by drug
wholesalers or drug manufacturers, or their agents or employees, or to any
practitioner acting within the scope of his or her license, or to a
common or contract carrier or warehouseman, or any employee thereof, whose
possession of any legend drug is in the usual course of business or
employment: PROVIDED FURTHER, That nothing in this chapter or chapter 18.64
RCW shall prevent a family planning clinic that is under contract with the
department of social and health services from selling, delivering, possessing,
and dispensing commercially prepackaged oral contraceptives prescribed by
authorized, licensed health care practitioners(( : PROVIDED FURTHER, That it
shall be unlawful to fill a prescription written by an authorized prescriber
who is not licensed in this state if more than six months has passed since the
date of the issuance of the original prescription)).
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.