WSR 10-07-005




[ Filed March 4, 2010, 8:43 a.m. ]

Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement

     In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services.

Health and Recovery Services Administration (HRSA)

Division of Legal Services

     Document Title: # Memo 10-11.

     Subject: Prescription drug program: Generics first for new starts, new PA requirements, changes to the Washington PDL, new authorization form, changes to the EA list, additions to drugs requiring PA, addition to the covered OTC list.

     Effective Date: April 1, 2010.

     Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after April 1, 2010, unless otherwise noted, the department will:

     •     Make additions to the generics first drug initiative;

     •     Require authorization for use of proton pump inhibitors for clients taking clopidogrel (Plavix¦);

     •     Make changes to the Washington PDL;

     •     Require the use of a new authorization form;

     •     Make changes to the expedited authorization (EA) list;

     •     Make additions to drugs requiring prior authorization; and

     •     Make changes to the covered OTC list.

     To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Amber Dassow, HRSA, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1349, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail, web site

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