(Board of Pharmacy)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-863-035 allows qualified applicants to be eligible for a temporary permit while awaiting results of a national background check. The national background check is a lengthy process that can cause licensing delays, which may affect the public's access to health care. Eligible applicants must meet all licensing requirements, hold a license in another state in good standing, and have no criminal record in Washington state.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-863-035 Temporary permit -- Pharmacist.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.130.075, 18.130.064, 18.64.005.
Other Authority: RCW 18.64.080.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-15-067 on July 16, 2010.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: September 16, 2010.
Gary G. Harris, Chair
Board of Pharmacy
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 317B, filed 11/17/92, effective 12/18/92)
WAC 246-863-035 Temporary permits. (1) A temporary practice permit to practice pharmacy may be issued to an applicant ((
licensed)) who meets all of the requirements and
qualifications for the license, except the results of the
fingerprint-based national background check, if required.
(2) A temporary practice permit to practice pharmacy may be issued to an applicant who:
(a) Holds an unrestricted, active license by examination
a)) another state which participates in the (( licensure))
license transfer or reciprocity process (( unless there is a
basis for denial of the license or issuance of a conditional
(b) The applicant shall meet all the qualifications, submit the necessary paperwork and fees for licensure transfer, and submit a written request for a permit to practice pharmacy with the temporary permit fee specified in WAC 246-907-030.
Prior to issuance of the permit to practice pharmacy, the board shall receive the following documents:
(1) A completed Washington pharmacy license application;
(2) The fee specified in WAC 246-907-030;
(3) A disciplinary report from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Clearinghouse;
(4) Completed NABP "Official Application for Transfer of Pharmaceutic Licensure";
(5) Proof of seven hours of approved AIDS education.
Such a permit shall expire on the first day of the month following the date of the next jurisprudence examination. In case of failure or nonattendance, the permit shall not be extended));
(b) Has completed a Washington application for pharmacist license by transfer or reciprocity;
(c) Has submitted pharmacist license application fees;
(d) Has passed the Washington state jurisprudence exam;
(e) Is not subject to denial of a license or issuance of a conditional or restricted license; and
(f) Does not have a criminal record in Washington state.
(3) A temporary practice permit grants the individual the full scope of practice of pharmacy, except the ability to qualify as a responsible pharmacist manager.
(4) A temporary practice permit expires when any one of the following occurs:
(a) The license is granted;
(b) A notice of decision on the application is mailed to the applicant, unless the notice of decision specifically extends the duration of the temporary practice permit; or
(c) One hundred eighty days after the temporary practice permit is issued.
(5) To receive a temporary practice permit, the applicant must submit the fingerprint card, a written request for a temporary practice permit, and applicable fees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. 92-23-058 (Order 317B), § 246-863-035, filed 11/17/92, effective 12/18/92.]