246-470-040  <<  246-470-050 >>   246-470-060

Pharmacist, prescriber or other health care practitioner access to information from the program.

A pharmacist, prescriber, or licensed health care practitioner authorized by a prescriber or pharmacist may obtain prescription monitoring information relating to their patients, for the purpose of providing medical or pharmaceutical care.
(1) Registration for access. A pharmacist, prescriber, or licensed health care practitioner authorized by a prescriber or pharmacist shall register with the department in order to receive an authentication to access the electronic system. The registration process shall be established by the department.
(2) Verification by the department. The department shall verify the authentication and identity of the pharmacist, prescriber, or licensed health care practitioner authorized by a prescriber or pharmacist before allowing access to any prescription monitoring information.
(3) Procedure for accessing prescription information. A pharmacist, prescriber, or licensed health care practitioner authorized by a prescriber or pharmacist may access information from the program electronically, using the authentication issued by the department or the department's designee.
(4) A pharmacist, prescriber, or licensed health care practitioner authorized by a prescriber or pharmacist may alternately submit a written request via mail or facsimile transmission in a manner and format established by the department.
(5) Reporting lost or stolen authentication. If the authentication issued by the department is lost, missing, or the security of the authentication is compromised, the pharmacist, prescriber, or licensed health care practitioner authorized by a prescriber or pharmacist shall notify the department's designee by telephone and in writing as soon as reasonably possible.
(6) All requests for, uses of, and disclosures of prescription monitoring information by authorized persons must be consistent with the program's mandate as outlined in RCW 70.225.040 and this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.225.020, 70.225.025, and 70.225.040. WSR 16-15-014, § 246-470-050, filed 7/8/16, effective 8/8/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.225 RCW and 2007 c 259. WSR 11-16-041, § 246-470-050, filed 7/27/11, effective 8/27/11.]
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