PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
The department of health, board of pharmacy is withdrawing the CR-101 for WAC 246-869-100, which was filed on October 6, 2009, and published in WSR 09-20-092.
The proposal was in response to a petition from a pharmacist. The original intent of the rule-making inquiry was to consider extending the refill period for legend drug prescriptions from one year to two years and retaining the initial prescription number for every unchanged refill of that prescription.
Stakeholder feedback was solicited from all state boards of pharmacy and through the board of pharmacy listserv. Twenty states responded and eighty-five comments were received from individuals via the listserv. Sixty of the eighty-five individual stakeholders were not in favor of the rule. Seventeen of the twenty states that responded were not in favor of the rule because it extended the time for patients to see their providers between prescriptions.
The stakeholder information was presented at the board of pharmacy meeting December 10, 2009, with a recommendation to withdraw the CR-101. A majority of the board members voted in favor of the withdrawal based on the feedback received.
Individuals requiring information on this rule should contact Susan Teil Boyer, at (360) 236-4853.
Mary C. Selecky