PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-530-1300 Amendment requiring pharmacies to dispense the most "cost-effective" form of a drug.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.120, 74.09.200, 74.09.520.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This change was recommended by the Payment Review Program Steering Committee.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington State Department of Health Board of Pharmacy will be asked to review drafts and comment.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Myra Davis, Regulatory Improvement Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1306, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429.
May 15, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit