PDFWAC 246-870-090

Can electronic mail systems be used to transmit patient information?

Electronic mail systems can be used to transmit patient information concerning an original prescription or information concerning a prescription refill if all direct communications between a pharmacist and a practitioner are kept secure and confidential. The system used to communicate patient information shall meet the requirements for security and confidentiality in WAC 246-870-020.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 69.41, 69.50 RCW, RCW 18.64.005. WSR 03-24-070, § 246-870-090, filed 12/1/03, effective 1/1/04.]