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PDFWAC 246-71-070

Database access by prescribers and dispensers.

Prescribers and dispensers may access patient information in the database for the purpose of providing medical or pharmaceutical care for their patients.
(1) Prescribers and dispensers who want access to the database shall register with the department in order to receive credentials for access. The registration process shall be established by the department.
(2) The department shall verify the prescriber's or dispenser's identity and health care practitioner license(s) before providing credentials to access the database.
(3) Prescribers and dispensers shall access the database using the credentials issued by the department or the department's designee. If the credentials issued are lost or missing, or the security of the credentials is compromised, the prescriber or dispenser shall notify the department by telephone and in writing within one business day.
(4) Prescribers and dispensers registered to access the database must inform the department and the database vendor immediately in writing when they no longer have the authority to prescribe or dispense controlled substances.
(5) All requests for, uses of, and disclosures of information from the database by authorized persons must be consistent with chapter 69.51A RCW and this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.51A.230. WSR 16-11-086, ยง 246-71-070, filed 5/17/16, effective 6/17/16.]
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