WSR 03-14-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed June 27, 2003, 2:04 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-530-1850 Drug utilization and education (DUE) council.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The DUE council is being renamed the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee will serve the consolidated prescription drug project of Health Care Authority, MAA, and Department of Labor and Industries; and serve as MAA's drug utilization review board.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Health, Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

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, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1306, e-mail daviss@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

June 27, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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