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PDFWAC 246-945-320

Nondelegable tasks.

(1) A pharmacist shall not delegate the following to ancillary personnel:
(a) Receipt or transfer of a verbal prescription other than refill authorization from a prescriber.
(b) Consultation with the patient regarding the prescription, both prior to and after the prescription filling regarding any information contained in a patient medication record system; however, this shall not prohibit pharmacy ancillary personnel from providing to or receiving from the patient or the patient's agent certain information where no professional judgment is required.
(c) Consultation with the prescriber regarding the patient and the patient's prescription.
(d) Interpretation of data in a patient medication record system.
(e) Ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the completed prescription and assumption of the responsibility for the filled prescription, such as: Accuracy of drug, strength, labeling, proper container and other requirements.
(f) Patient counseling in accordance with WAC 246-945-325.
(g) Substitution of a biological or drug product in accordance with WAC 246-945-340.
(h) Decision to not dispense lawfully prescribed drugs or devices or to not distribute drugs and devices approved by the FDA for restricted distribution by pharmacies.
(i) Prescription adaptation in accordance with WAC 246-945-335.
(2) A pharmacy intern can perform any pharmacy function based on their education, skill and experience, except supervising other pharmacy personnel.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005, 18.64.080, 18.130.075, 18.64.043, 18.64.044, 18.64.045, 18.64.046, 18.64.370, 18.64.460, 69.50.310, 18.64.011, 18.64.245, 18.64.470, 18.64.255, 18.64.205, 18.64.253, 18.64.410, 18.64.500, 18.64.590. WSR 20-12-072, ยง 246-945-320, filed 6/1/20, effective 7/1/20.]
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