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Prescription drug education for seniorsGrant qualifications.

Each of the state's area agencies on aging shall implement a program intended to inform and train persons sixty-five years of age and older in the safe and appropriate use of prescription and nonprescription medications. To further this purpose, the department shall award development grants averaging up to twenty-five thousand dollars to each of the agencies upon a showing that:
(1) The agency has the ability to effectively administer such a program, including an understanding of the relevant issues and appropriate outreach and follow-up;
(2) The agency can bring resources to the program in addition to those funded by the grant; and
(3) The program will be a collaborative effort between the agency and other health care programs and providers in the location to be served, including doctors, pharmacists, and long-term care providers.


FindingIntentSeverabilityConflict with federal requirementsEffective date2003 1st sp.s. c 29: See notes following RCW 74.09.650.
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