WSR 20-14-129
[Filed July 1, 2020, 11:31 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-945 WAC, the department of health (department), in consultation with the pharmacy quality assurance commission (commission), is considering creating a new section to move fees for all license types collected by the pharmacy quality assurance commission into the newly created chapter 246-945 WAC. The department, in consultation with the commission, will consider changes to renewal cycles, restructuring the fees for drug researchers as requested by stakeholders during public comment of the pharmacy chapter rewrite, and adding a new fee for the new registration of remote dispensing sites created by the passage of SSB 6086.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250; and SSB 6086 (chapter 244, Laws of 2020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Existing pharmacy fees and renewal cycles are currently adopted in chapter 246-907 WAC. Rule making may be necessary to ensure that the existing pharmacy fee rules are moved to chapter 246-945 WAC, consistent with the structure of other health profession rules. Amendments to the existing fee and renewal cycle rules may also be necessary to align the two-year renewal cycle with the revised continuing education requirements that are in the new consolidated single chapter 246-945 WAC. If changes to the fees and renewal cycles are not made to coincide with the revised continuing education requirements, licensees may be required to complete double the amount of continuing education in a single year. Rules are also required to establish a fee for the new registration of remote dispensing sites created by SSB 6086. This rule making will replace the previous CR-101, filed under WSR 20-06-026, and expanding the scope to include this legislation. Fees must be in rule to be enforceable.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lindsay Trant, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone 360-236-2932, TTY 711, email
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July 1, 2020
Jessica Todorovich
Chief of Staff
for John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH