70.290.040  <<  70.290.050 >>   70.290.060

Selection of vaccines to be purchasedCommittee.

(1) The board of the association shall establish a committee for the purposes of developing recommendations to the board regarding selection of vaccines to be purchased in each upcoming year by the department. The committee must be composed of at least five voting board members, including at least three health carrier or third-party administrator members, one physician, and the secretary or the secretary's designee. The committee must also include a representative of vaccine manufacturers, who is a nonvoting member of the committee. The representative of vaccine manufacturers must be chosen by the secretary from a list of three nominees submitted collectively by vaccine manufacturers on an annual basis.
(2) In selecting vaccines to purchase, the following factors should be strongly considered by the committee: Patient safety and clinical efficacy, public health and purchaser value, compliance with *RCW 70.95M.115, patient and provider choice, and stability of vaccine supply.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: RCW 70.95M.115 was recodified as RCW 70A.230.120 pursuant to 2020 c 20 § 2023.
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