48.200.050  <<  48.200.210 >>   48.200.220

Definitions applicable to RCW 48.200.220 through 48.200.290. (Effective January 1, 2022.)

The definitions in this section apply throughout this section and RCW 48.200.220 through 48.200.290 unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Audit" means an on-site or remote review of the records of a pharmacy by or on behalf of an entity.
(2) "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.
(3) "Clerical error" means a minor error:
(a) In the keeping, recording, or transcribing of records or documents or in the handling of electronic or hard copies of correspondence;
(b) That does not result in financial harm to an entity; and
(c) That does not involve dispensing an incorrect dose, amount, or type of medication, or dispensing a prescription drug to the wrong person.
(4) "Entity" includes:
(a) A pharmacy benefit manager;
(b) An insurer;
(c) A third-party payor;
(d) A state agency; or
(e) A person that represents or is employed by one of the entities described in this subsection.
(5) "Fraud" means knowingly and willfully executing or attempting to execute a scheme, in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care benefits, items, or services, that uses false or misleading pretenses, representations, or promises to obtain any money or property owned by or under the custody or control of any person.
(6) "Pharmacist" has the same meaning as in RCW 18.64.011.
(7) "Pharmacy" has the same meaning as in RCW 18.64.011.
(8) "Third-party payor" means a person licensed under RCW 48.39.005.
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