WSR 06-23-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Pharmacy)

[ Filed November 13, 2006, 2:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section WAC 246-869-010 Pharmacies responsibilities.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.64.005 State board of pharmacy -- Powers and duties.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To ensure public access to safe and lawful prescribed drugs and devices, rules may be needed to establish enforceable standard and responsibilities for pharmacies in the delivery of medication therapy. This document is being filed as a companion to WSR 06-08-104 (CR-101) filed on April 5, 2006, regarding rule making to amend WAC 246-863-095 Pharmacists -- Professional responsibilities. The board will be examining professional responsibilities for both pharmacies and pharmacists for possible rule making.

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

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. Parties interested in participating in and receiving additional information on this matter may join an interested parties list at http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=wsbop-rules&A=1 or contact the Board of Pharmacy at P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, fax (360) 586-4359, or e-mail WSBOP@doh.wa.gov.

November 13, 2006

Lisa Salmi

Acting Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office