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DOH Adopts Pharmacy Fee Rules

Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janet Anderson
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DOH Adopts Pharmacy Fee Rules

The Department of Health adopts rules increasing application and renewal fees for many of the pharmacy profession and pharmaceutical firm credentials to generate additional revenue to recover from the current budget deficit and align program revenue and expenditures. The fee increases are effective January 1, 2019.  Permanent rules (CR-103) filed as WSR 18-21-123. The new fees apply to all license renewals on or after January 1, 2019 (including late renewals) and all original applications.

 

Pharmacy Commission Has Withdrawn CR-101s Preproposal Statement of Inquiry

The Commission has decided to include the subject of these rule inquiries in its evaluation for a comprehensive rule re-write for pharmacy practice and has filed to withdraw the following:

  • Chapter 246-878 WAC Good Compounding Practices; Chapter 246-871 WAC Pharmaceutical -- Parenteral Products for Non-Hospitalized Patients; Chapter 246-903 WAC Nuclear Pharmacies and Pharmacists; and Chapter 246-873 WAC Hospital Pharmacy Standards updating and setting enforceable practice and quality standards for the compounding of sterile and non-sterile preparations in all practice settings.
  • Chapter 246-870 WAC Electronic Transmission of Prescription Information. The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (commission) is considering updating the rules regarding the electronic communication of prescription information and making other housekeeping amendments to change "Board of Pharmacy" to "Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission."
  • New Chapter - Donation of Prescription Drugs-The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (commission) is considering creating a new chapter to set standards for the donation of prescription drugs and supplies as allowed in chapter 69.70 RCW.
  • Chapter 246-865 WAC - Pharmaceutical Services - Extended Care Facility, WAC 246-869-130 – Return and Exchange of Drugs. The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission is considering updating rules related to long-term care pharmacies in order to conform with Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6203 and Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2458, become consistent with Chapter 69.70 RCW, and to reflect current practice

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