WSR 09-19-075

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed September 16, 2009, 8:37 a.m. ]


Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement


In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services.

Health and Recovery Services Administration

Division of Legal Services



Document Title: # Memo 09-61.

Subject: Prescription drug program: Generics first for new starts, changes to the Washington PDL, changes to the EA list, and new alien emergency medical billing requirements.

Effective Date: October 1, 2009.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after October 1, 2009, unless otherwise noted, DSHS will require that preferred generic drugs be used as a client's first course of treatment within specific drug classes on the Washington preferred drug list (PDL).

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Amber Dassow, Health and Recovery Services Administration, P.O. Box 45504, phone (360) 725-1349, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail amber.dassow@dshs.wa.gov, web site http://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov.

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