WSR 97-16-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

(Board of Pharmacy)

[Filed August 5, 1997, 8;14 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-901 WAC, Pharmacy assistants, rule making is needed to implement legislation (SHB 1768) passed by the 1997 legislature.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.64A RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SHB 1768 made significant changes in the law regulating the practice of pharmacy assistants. The rules dealing with pharmacy assistants needs to be amended to reflect these changes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Public meetings, mailings, workgroup.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lisa Salmi, Washington State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, (360) 586-3018, FAX (360) 586-4359.

July 31, 1997

Donald H. Williams

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office