WSR 09-18-012

WITHDRAWAL OF
PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 20, 2009, 2:26 p.m. ]

The department of health, board of pharmacy, would like to withdraw the CR-101 regarding faxing of schedule II prescriptions for patients in long-term care facilities, faxing of prescriptions for injectable schedule II substances that are to be compounded by the pharmacist, and repeal of the rule that requires a federal order form for schedule I or II controlled substances.

The CR-101 was filed as WSR 01-14-090 on July 5, 2001. The original intent of rule making was to update the rules relating to faxing schedule II prescriptions to match the restrictions in state law and changes in federal regulations.

In 2003, the department of health, board of pharmacy, adopted rules to regulate the electronic transmission of prescription information, chapter 246-870 WAC. This chapter also established standards for faxing schedule II prescriptions for patients in residential settings such as long-term care facilities, boarding homes, and hospice programs.

The program would like to withdraw the CR-101 because the intended changes to the rules were achieved through adoption of chapter 246-870 WAC.

If you have any questions, please contact Doreen E. Beebe, program manager, at (360) 236-4834.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office