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PDFWAC 246-861-090

Amount of continuing education.

(1) The equivalent of 1.5 continuing education unit (equal to fifteen contact hours) of continuing education shall be required annually of each applicant for renewal of licensure. 0.1 CEU will be given for each contact hour. A pharmacist may claim an incentive of 0.15 CEU for each contact hour for successfully completing a patient education training program which meets the criteria listed below, provided that the incentive credits shall not exceed 1.2 CEU (equal to eight contact hours and four incentive hours).
(2) Patient education training requirements: The program must include patient-pharmacist verbal interactive techniques developed by role-playing in which the pharmacist, in dispensing a medication to the patient can verify that:
(a) The patient knows how to use the medication correctly.
(b) The patient knows about the important or significant side effects and potential adverse effects of the medication.
(c) The patient has the information and demonstrates their understanding of the importance of drug therapy compliance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. WSR 96-02-007, § 246-861-090, filed 12/20/95, effective 1/20/96; WSR 92-03-029 (Order 234B), § 246-861-090, filed 1/8/92, effective 2/8/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-861-090, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005(12). WSR 80-08-036 (Order 156, Resolution No. 6/80), § 360-11-040, filed 6/26/80; Order 116, § 360-11-040, filed 11/9/73.]
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