PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
The department is withdrawing the CR-101 for WAC 246-865-060 Extended care facility -- Pharmaceutical services, filed October 20, 2004, and published as WSR 04-21-078. The original intent of the preproposal was to update the rules to allow pharmacies to receive unused prescriptions from long-term/extended care facilities for disposal in order to prevent the drugs from being disposed of into the sewer or solid waste systems.
The board of pharmacy would like to withdraw this CR-101 as it is outdated. In addition, the issue is being looked at on the state and federal level and it is anticipated that action will be taken to resolve this and other medication issues.
Individuals requiring information on this rule should contact Tim Fuller, pharmacist consultant, at (360) 236-4827.
Mary C. Selecky