(Board of Pharmacy)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The purpose of the rule change is to correct a typographical error in the code of federal regulation number referenced in WAC 246-869-090 (2)(e) and makes a technical correction replacing the word "doctor" with "prescriber."
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-869-090.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.64.005.
Other Authority: RCW 69.41.050.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-06-018 on February 20, 2009.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 30, 2009.
Gary G. Harris, Chair
Board of Pharmacy
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 191B, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91)
WAC 246-869-090 Prescription transfers. The transfer of original prescription information for a noncontrolled substance legend drug for the purpose of refill dispensing is permissible between pharmacies subject to the following requirements:
(1) The transfer is communicated directly between two licensed pharmacists and the transferring pharmacist records the following information:
(a) Record in the patient medication record system that a copy has been issued.
(b) Record in the patient medication record system the name and address of the pharmacy to which it was transferred and the name of the pharmacist receiving the prescription information.
(2) The pharmacist receiving the transferred prescription information shall reduce to writing the following:
(a) Write the word "TRANSFER" on the face of the transferred prescription.
(b) Provide all information required to be on the
prescription - patient's name and address; ((
prescriber's name and address, and also include:
(i) Date of issuance of original prescription.
(ii) Number of valid refills remaining and date of last refill.
(iii) The pharmacy's name, address, and original prescription number from which the prescription information was transferred.
(iv) Name of transferor pharmacist.
(c) Both the original and transferred prescription must be maintained as if they were original prescriptions.
(d) A transferred prescription may not be refilled after one year from the date the original was issued.
(e) The above subsections apply to the transfer of
prescription information for noncontrolled substances. The
transfer of controlled substance prescription information must
conform to the requirements of 21 CFR ((
(3) When a prescription is transferred, no further refills shall be issued by the transferring pharmacy.
(4) If two or more pharmacies utilize a common electronic data base for prescription recordkeeping, prescriptions may be refilled at any of these pharmacies as long as there is provided an audit trail which documents the location of each filling and provisions are made to assure that the number of authorized refills are not exceeded.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-869-090, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. 88-23-058 (Order 221), § 360-16-094, filed 11/15/88.]