(Board of Pharmacy)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: All Washington licensed pharmacies are required to have on hand an up-to-date copy of the state rules and laws governing the practice of pharmacy. The amended rule will allow on-line access or electronic versions to be acceptable references. The rule previously required a copy of the law book be "maintained in a binder." The board of pharmacy stopped printing the law book after its 2003 edition. The rule also has been made more readable.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-869-180.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.64.005.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-19-024 on September 8, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: March 30, 2009.
Gary G. Harris, Chair
Board of Pharmacy
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 191B, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91)
WAC 246-869-180 Physical standards for pharmacies -- Adequate equipment. (1) All pharmacies shall have in their possession the equipment and supplies necessary to compound, dispense, label, administer and distribute drugs and devices. The equipment shall be in good repair and shall be available in sufficient quantity to meet the needs of the practice of pharmacy conducted therein.
(2) All pharmacies will have in their possession((
(a))) one up-to-date copy of the state of Washington
,)) and rules (( and regulations)) governing the
practice of pharmacy, the sale and dispensing of drugs,
poisons, controlled substances, and medicines (( maintained in
a binder)). Electronic or on-line versions are acceptable.
(3) All pharmacies shall have up-to-date references in order for the pharmacist(s) to furnish patients and practitioners with information concerning drugs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-869-180, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. 85-11-066 (Order 194), § 360-16-230, filed 5/21/85; 84-03-015 (Order 180), § 360-16-230, filed 1/9/84; Order 131, § 360-16-230, filed 2/4/77; Order 118, § 360-16-230, filed 1/2/74; Order 51 (part), filed 8/15/67.]