WSR 10-21-004

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed October 7, 2010, 10:27 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 (DSHS).


Mecicaid [Medicaid] Purchasing Administration (MPA)

Division of Legal Services



Document Title: # Memo 10-64.

Subject: Prescription drug program: Generics first for new starts on atypical antipsychotics.

Effective Date: November 1, 2010.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after November 1, 2010, unless otherwise noted, DSHS will:

Require that preferred generic drugs be used as a client's first course of treatment within atypical antipsychotics; and
Add drugs to the expedited authorization list.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Amber Dassow, MPA, P.O. Box 45504, phone (360) 725-1349, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail dassoal@dshs.wa.gov, web site http://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov.

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