WSR 02-07-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Pharmacy)

[ Filed March 19, 2002, 3:45 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Defining the term "agent" of a prescriber as it relates to who a pharmacist can accept a verbal prescription from.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A rule may be appropriate to provide guidance to affected persons.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Health Medical Quality Assurance Commission, Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Nursing Quality Assurance Commission, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, Board of Veterinary Medicine, Board of Podiatric Medicine, Board of Optometry. Boards and commissioners and other interested persons will be invited to participate in stakeholder meetings.

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 Grant Chester, Operations Manager, Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, phone (360) 236-4838, fax (360) 586-4359, Grant.Chester@doh.wa.gov.

January 22, 2002

D. H. Williams

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office