246-470-020  <<  246-470-030 >>   246-470-035

Data submission requirements for dispensers.

(1) A dispenser shall provide to the department the dispensing information required by RCW 70.225.020 and this section for all scheduled II, III, IV, and V controlled substances and for drugs identified by the pharmacy quality assurance commission under WAC 246-470-020. Only drugs dispensed for more than one day use must be reported.
(2) Dispenser identification number. A dispenser shall acquire and maintain an identification number issued to dispensing pharmacies by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs or a prescriber identifier issued to authorized prescribers of controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice.
(3) Submitting data. A dispenser shall submit data to the department electronically, not later than one business day from the date of dispensing, and in the format required by the department. When the dispenser has not dispensed any drugs during a business day which require reporting, then within seven days the dispenser shall report that no drugs requiring reporting were dispensed. The notification shall be in a format established by the department.
(a) A dispenser shall submit for each dispensing the following information and any additional information required by the department:
(i) Patient identifier. A patient identifier is the unique identifier assigned to a particular patient by the dispenser;
(ii) Name of the patient for whom the prescription is ordered including first name, middle initial, last name, and generational suffixes, if any;
(iii) Patient date of birth;
(iv) Patient address;
(v) Patient gender and species code;
(vi) Drug dispensed;
(vii) Date of dispensing;
(viii) Quantity and days supply dispensed;
(ix) Refill and partial fill information;
(x) Prescriber identifiers including the National Provider Identifier and the Drug Enforcement Administration number including any suffix used;
(xi) Prescription issued date;
(xii) Dispenser identifiers including the Drug Enforcement Administration number and the National Provider Identifier;
(xiii) Prescription fill date and number;
(xiv) Source of payment indicated by one of the following:
(A) Private pay (cash, change, credit card, check);
(B) Medicaid;
(C) Medicare;
(D) Commercial insurance;
(E) Military installations and veterans affairs;
(F) Workers compensation;
(G) Indian nations;
(H) Other;
(xv) When practicable, the name of the person picking up or dropping off the prescription as verified by valid photographic identification; and
(xvi) The prescriber's and dispenser's business phone numbers.
(b) A nonresident, licensed pharmacy that delivers controlled substances, as defined in RCW 18.64.360, is required to submit only the transactions for patients with a Washington state zip code.
(c) Data submission requirements do not apply to:
(i) The department of corrections or pharmacies operated by a county for the purpose of providing medications to offenders in state or county correctional institutions who are receiving pharmaceutical services from a state or county correctional institution's pharmacy. A state or county correctional institution's pharmacy must submit data to the program related to each offender's current prescriptions for controlled substances upon the offender's release from a state or county correctional institution.
(ii) Medications provided to patients receiving inpatient services provided at hospitals licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW or patients of such hospitals receiving services at the clinics, day surgery areas, or other settings within the hospital's license where the medications are administered in single doses; or medications provided to patients receiving outpatient services provided at ambulatory surgical facilities licensed under chapter 70.230 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.225.020, 70.225.025, and 70.225.040. WSR 16-15-014, § 246-470-030, filed 7/8/16, effective 8/8/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.225.020 and 70.225.025. WSR 14-07-099, § 246-470-030, filed 3/18/14, effective 4/18/14; WSR 13-12-025, § 246-470-030, filed 5/28/13, effective 6/28/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.225 RCW and 2007 c 259. WSR 11-16-041, § 246-470-030, filed 7/27/11, effective 8/27/11.]
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