WSR 03-13-124

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Optometry)

[ Filed June 18, 2003, 10:08 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establishing which oral Schedule III through V controlled substances and oral legend drugs are approved for qualified optometrists to use, prescribe, dispense or administer. Development of specific guidelines for the prescription and administration of approved drugs by qualified optometrists.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.54.070(2).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Implementation of chapter 142, Laws of 2003.

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

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 Judy Haenke, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47870, Olympia, WA 98504-7870, (360) 236-4947, judy.haenke@doh.wa.gov.

June 9, 2003

D. H. Williams

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office