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Implementation plan.

(1) Effective dates.
(a) The written hazardous drugs control program must be completed and implemented by January 1, 2014, with the exception of (b) and (c) of this subsection.
(b) Employee training must be implemented by July 1, 2014.
(c) Installation of appropriate ventilated cabinets must be completed by January 1, 2015.
(2) The department will work with stakeholders to implement this chapter by doing the following:
(a) Establish a hazardous drugs advisory committee to discuss new NIOSH recommendations, scientific and technological developments and other unanticipated issues related to rule implementation. This committee will include employer and employee representatives of the health care industry and representatives of affected state agencies. It may provide recommendations to the department regarding appropriate actions.
(b) Work with trade associations, labor unions and other representatives from the health care industry to develop model programs for implementation of these rules in a variety of health care facilities and settings. The department will provide education, training and consultation services to ensure that these model programs are widely distributed and can be effectively utilized.
(c) Establish a hazardous drugs web page, and post relevant resources, sample programs and forms.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and 2011 c 39. WSR 12-02-053, ยง 296-62-50055, filed 1/3/12, effective 1/1/14.]
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