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PDFWAC 246-945-455

Drugs stored outside of the pharmacy.

(1) In order for drugs to be stored in a designated area outside the pharmacy including, but not limited to, floor stock, in an emergency cabinet, in an emergency kit, or as emergency outpatient drug delivery from an emergency department at a registered institutional facility, the following conditions must be met:
(a) Drugs stored in such a manner shall remain under the control of, and be routinely monitored by, the supplying pharmacy;
(b) The supplying pharmacy shall develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent and detect unauthorized access, document drugs used, returned and wasted, and regular inventory procedures;
(c) Access must be limited to health care professionals licensed under the chapters specified in RCW 18.130.040 acting within their scope, and nursing students as provided in WAC 246-945-450;
(d) The area is appropriately equipped to ensure security and protection from diversion or tampering; and
(e) The facility is able to possess and store drugs.
(2) For nursing homes and hospice programs an emergency kit or supplemental dose kit must comply with RCW 18.64.560.
[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 246-945-455, filed 6/1/20, effective 7/1/20.]
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