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Chapter 246-904 WAC

Last Update: 12/20/96

HEALTH CARE ENTITIES

WAC Sections

Definition.
New health care entity licensing.
Pharmacist in charge.
Drug procurement, distribution and control.
Dispensing of prescription medications from health care entities.
Labeling.
Records.
Absence of a pharmacist.
Administration.
Closing.


246-904-010
Definition.

Health care entity - an organization that provides health care services in a setting that is not otherwise licensed by the state. Health care entity includes any of the following which are not part of another licensed facility, including: Outpatient surgery centers, cardiac care centers, or kidney dialysis centers. It does not include an individual practitioner's office or a multipractitioner clinic.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-010, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]



246-904-020
New health care entity licensing.

No health care entity shall be issued a license until the facility has submitted an application along with the applicable fees set forth in WAC 246-907-020 through 246-907-030 and has passed an inspection by a Washington state board of pharmacy investigator. The investigator shall determine if the purchase, ordering, storing, compounding, delivering, dispensing and administration of controlled substances and/or legend drugs complies with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations. Physical requirements for the areas of a health care entity where drugs are stored, compounded, delivered or dispensed shall comply with WAC 246-873-070.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-020, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]



246-904-030
Pharmacist in charge.

Every health care entity licensed under this chapter shall designate a pharmacist in charge. The pharmacist in charge may be employed in a full-time capacity or as a pharmacist consultant. The pharmacist in charge must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Washington. The pharmacist in charge designated by a health care entity shall have the authority and responsibility to assure that the area(s) within the health care entity where drugs are stored, compounded, delivered or dispensed are operated in compliance with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations.
It shall be the responsibility of the pharmacist in charge:
(1) To create and implement policy and procedures relating to:
(a) Purchasing, ordering, storing, compounding, delivering, dispensing or administering of controlled substances or legend drugs.
(b) Accuracy of inventory records, patient medical records as related to the administration of controlled substances and legend drugs, and any other records required to be kept by state and federal regulations.
(c) Adequate security of legend drugs and controlled substances.
(d) Controlling access to controlled substances and legend drugs.
(2) To assure that the Washington state board of pharmacy is in possession of all current policies and procedures identified in subsection (1) of this section.
(3) To execute all forms for the purchase and order of legend drugs and controlled substances.
(4) To verify receipt of all legend drugs and controlled substances purchased and ordered by the health care facility.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-030, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]



246-904-040
Drug procurement, distribution and control.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-040, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]



246-904-050
Dispensing of prescription medications from health care entities.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-050, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]



246-904-060
Labeling.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-060, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]



246-904-070
Records.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-070, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]



246-904-080
Absence of a pharmacist.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-080, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]



246-904-090
Administration.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-090, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]



246-904-100
Closing.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.450. WSR 97-02-015, § 246-904-100, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97.]