WSR 15-24-107
(Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed December 1, 2015, 11:48 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-860-100 Sexual misconduct, the pharmacy quality assurance commission (commission) is considering revising the rule to clarify what forcible or nonconsensual acts are within the definition of sexual misconduct by a pharmacist, pharmacy intern, technician, or assistant.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.64.005 and 18.130.062.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission is considering updating the sexual misconduct rule to establish clearer standards of conduct for pharmacy health care providers. The commission's experience with investigating and enforcing the current rule has raised the need to clarify what acts constitute sexual misconduct by providers under the authority of the commission. Updating the sexual misconduct rule will establish clearer standards of conduct and will help the department be consistent in its enforcement activities to more fully comply with RCW 18.130.062 and Executive Order 06-03.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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. Stakeholders may provide input throughout the rule-making process. Interested parties can sign up to receive information, updates, or provide comments to the pharmacy quality assurance commission at or by contacting Brett Lorentson, Rules Consultant, Department of Health, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, e-mail, phone (360) 236-4611, fax (360) 236-2260.
December 1, 2015
A. J. Linggi, Chair
Pharmacy Quality
Assurance Commission