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PDFWAC 246-480-040

Drug take-back program proposal components.

In addition to this section, the drug take-back proposal must comply with chapter 69.48 RCW. Each proposal must be on a form provided by the department and must:
(1) Contain a table of contents clearly denoting, at a minimum, where each component specified in RCW 69.48.050 is located within the program proposal;
(2) Provide a description of a drug collection system that includes:
(a) A list of participating authorized collectors;
(b) A list of drop-off (kiosk) locations; and
(c) A detailed description of how mail-back distribution locations or periodic collection events will be used.
(3) Demonstrate that the policies and procedures to be followed by persons handling unwanted covered drugs collected under the drug take-back program as required in RCW 69.48.050 (2)(f) includes:
(a) How all entities participating in the drug take-back program will operate under all applicable federal and state laws and rules including, but not limited to, United States Drug Enforcement Administration rules; and
(b) How any pharmacy collection sites will operate under applicable rules from the Washington state pharmacy quality assurance commission.
(4) Include a detailed description of the geographical distribution of collection sites that will provide equitable and reasonably convenient access to all residents consistent with RCW 69.48.060;
(5) Include a budget estimate for providing the statewide program. Estimates must show total costs for each of the categories described in this subsection and a sum total of all program costs representing the totals for each category:
(a) Category 1: Administrative costs. A total for all administrative costs must include, but is not limited to:
(i) Contracted and employed personnel overhead costs;
(ii) Legal fees;
(iii) Local and state business licensing fees;
(iv) Local, state, and federal taxes;
(v) Property costs, including rentals;
(vi) Utilities, phone, and internet; and
(vii) General equipment and supplies.
(b) Category 2: Collection and disposal costs. A total for all collection and disposal costs must include, but is not limited to:
(i) Collection, transportation, and disposal of drugs;
(ii) Purchase, maintenance, and replacement of collection receptacles;
(iii) Compensation of authorized collectors, if separate from personnel costs in (a)(i) of this subsection; and
(iv) Production, distribution, and postage of mailers.
(c) Category 3: Communication costs. A total for all communication costs must include, but is not limited to:
(i) Advertising;
(ii) Marketing;
(iii) Website creation and maintenance; and
(iv) Operation of a toll-free phone number.
(6) Describe how the program operator will work with Washington state counties and the department to incorporate local programs into their proposed statewide plan consistent with RCW 69.48.160 (1)(b); and
(7) Include an implementation plan and schedule for initiating operation of the approved drug take-back program.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.48.180 and 69.48.120. WSR 19-14-090, ยง 246-480-040, filed 7/1/19, effective 8/1/19.]
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