WSR 04-22-120

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Pharmacy)

[ Filed November 3, 2004, 9:22 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-869-095 Facsimile transmission of prescription orders.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Lisa Salmi, Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, or Lisa.Salmi@doh.wa.gov , AND RECEIVED BY January 4, 2005.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposal will repeal a rule pertaining to the facsimile of prescription orders. The Board of Pharmacy recently adopted rules on the electronic transmission of prescription information, chapter 246-870 WAC. The rule on the facsimile transmission of prescription information (WAC 246-869-095) was incorporated in the electronic transmission of prescription information rule. Combining all rules related to the electronic transfer of prescription information into one chapter will cause less confusion.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: It is redundant to have the same rule in two locations.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.64.005.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.64.005.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, Washington State Board of Pharmacy, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Lisa Salmi, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, (360) 236-4828; Implementation and Enforcement: Steven M. Saxe, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, (360) 236-4825.

September 7, 2004

Steven Saxe

Executive Director

OTS-7202.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 246-869-095 Facsimile transmission of prescription orders.

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