WSR 16-20-069
[Filed October 3, 2016, 1:34 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-XXX WAC, Epinephrine autoinjectors for authorized entities, department of health is considering rule making to implement SSB 6421, authorizing health care providers to prescribe epinephrine autoinjectors in the name of authorized entities.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SSB 6421 (chapter 10, Laws of 2016) and RCW 43.70.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The 2016 legislature passed SSB 6421 (chapter 10, Laws of 2016). The bill allows prescription and dispensing of epinephrine autoinjectors to authorized entities (e.g., restaurants, camps) and allows certain health care providers to dispense autoinjectors to authorized entities. Rule making may be needed to establish roles and responsibilities for prescribing, dispensing and acquiring epinephrine autoinjectors; to establish criteria for approval of anaphylaxis training programs; to create a form and process for training program completion; and to create a form and process for authorized entities to report use of autoinjectors to the department.
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 be notified of open public workshops and may submit written comments for consideration. Notifications will be sent through the professions listserv mailings and stakeholder meetings. Stakeholders may participate by contacting Brett Lorentson, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4611, e-mail, fax (360) 236-2901.
October 3, 2016
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH