PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
(Board of Pharmacy)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-887-220 through 246-887-280, regulations implementing the Uniform Controlled Substances Act -- Chemical capture programs.
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: The 2003 legislature enacted legislation (chapter 175, Laws of 2003) to allow Department of Fish and Wildlife agents and biologists to possess and use controlled substances in chemical capture programs. The legislation grants rule-making authority to the Board of Pharmacy and requires the Board of Pharmacy, in consultation with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, to develop a list of controlled substances appropriate for chemical capture programs.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Staff of the Board of Pharmacy will meet with representatives of the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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 Lisa Salmi, Washington State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, Lisa.Salmi@doh.wa.gov, (360) 236-4828 or fax (360) 586-4359. Information on public meetings can be obtained from Lisa Salmi, Board of Pharmacy.
July 9, 2003
D. H. Williams