DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Pharmacy)
[Filed June 30, 1997, 11:11 a.m.]
The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 246-869-260 Pharmacy licensing, pharmacist supervised sales.
Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.
Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.
Address Your Objection to: Lisa Salmi, Washington State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, FAX (360) 586-4359.
Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: The rule was adopted in anticipation of the FDA developing a "third class" of drugs. A "third class" would be drugs that do not require a prescription from a physician, however, they could not be sold over-the-counter. The pharmacist would be required to supervise the sale of such drugs. The FDA does not anticipate developing a third class of drugs. Rule is not necessary.
June 13, 1997
Acting Executive Director