WSR 01-09-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed April 18, 2001, 10:50 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-879-090 Export wholesaler, the board is considering establishing rules for charitable organizations involved in the exporting drugs for humanitarian efforts.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.64.005(7) and 18.64.046.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Any person or firm that ships drugs into foreign countries is required to be licensed as an export drug wholesaler. The proposed changes to the rule will establish criteria that charitable organizations must meet to qualify for the reduced fee.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Public meetings and mailings to interested persons.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Shannon M. Walker, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, shannon.walker@doh.wa.gov, (360) 236-4830, (360) 586-4359.

Interested persons can participate through meetings and by submitting written comments.

March 27, 2001

D. H. Williams

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office