WSR 16-09-099
(Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed April 19, 2016, 1:35 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-873-060 Emergency outpatient medications, the pharmacy quality assurance commission is considering rule language that would amend WAC 246-873-060 to align with RCW 70.41.480 FindingsIntentAuthority to prescribe prepackaged emergency medicationsDefinitions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.64.005 and 70.41.480.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 70.41.480 enacted in 2015, created an inconsistency with WAC 246-873-060. The rule will be amended to align and implement the statute. The current rule limits the distribution of controlled substances to ten rural hospitals.
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 will 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.
April 19, 2016
Tim Lynch, PharmD, MS