WSR 98-04-037

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

(Board of Pharmacy)

[Filed January 29, 1998, 3:54 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-904 WAC, Health care entity. Rule making is needed to remove kidney dialysis centers from the definition of health care entity, which is consistent with legislation passed in the 1997 legislative session (chapter 129, Laws of 1997).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.64.005(7).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: During the 1997 legislative session, kidney dialysis centers were removed from the definition of health care entities. The Board of Pharmacy has authority to adopt rules to implement the legislation.

Process for Developing New Rule: This rule will be developed using regular Pharmacy Board meetings and mailings to interested parties.

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.

January 13, 1998

Donald H. Williams

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office