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Definitions. (Effective until January 1, 2022.)

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Claim" means a request from a pharmacy or pharmacist to be reimbursed for the cost of filling or refilling a prescription for a drug or for providing a medical supply or service.
(2) "Commissioner" means the insurance commissioner established in chapter 48.02 RCW.
(3) "Insurer" has the same meaning as in RCW 48.01.050.
(4) "Pharmacist" has the same meaning as in RCW 18.64.011.
(5) "Pharmacy" has the same meaning as in RCW 18.64.011.
(6)(a) "Pharmacy benefit manager" means a person that contracts with pharmacies on behalf of an insurer, a third-party payor, or the prescription drug purchasing consortium established under RCW 70.14.060 to:
(i) Process claims for prescription drugs or medical supplies or provide retail network management for pharmacies or pharmacists;
(ii) Pay pharmacies or pharmacists for prescription drugs or medical supplies; or
(iii) Negotiate rebates with manufacturers for drugs paid for or procured as described in this subsection.
(b) "Pharmacy benefit manager" does not include a health care service contractor as defined in RCW 48.44.010.
(7) "Third-party payor" means a person licensed under RCW 48.39.005.
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