PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Pharmacy)
[Filed July 1, 1998, 10:26 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Medication assistance in community based settings such as adult family homes, boarding homes, residential care settings for developmentally disabled and individual's own homes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.64.005, 69.41.010, and chapter 69.41 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule making may be needed to clarify the intent of legislation passed by the 1998 legislature (SHB 2452) and to unify definitions across the different residential settings to provide guidance and eliminate confusion for residents, family members, providers and regulators.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Social and Health Services regulates boarding homes and residential care facilities. Contact has been made with DSHS and they will participate in the drafting of rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lisa Salmi, Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, phone (360) 586-3018, fax (360) 586-4359. Interested persons may contact the board office to obtain information on the dates and location of stakeholder meetings.
June 19, 1998
D. H. Williams