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PDFWAC 246-865-010

Definitions.

(1) "Board" means the Washington state board of pharmacy.
(2) "Department" means the state department of social and health services.
(3) "Dose" means the amount of drug to be administered at one time.
(4) "Drug facility" means a room or area designed and equipped for drug storage and the preparation of drugs for administration.
(5) "Legend drug" means a drug bearing the legend, "Caution, federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription."
(6) "Licensed nurse" means either a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse.
(7) "Licensed practical nurse" means a person duly licensed under the provisions of the licensed practical nurse act of the state of Washington, chapter 18.78 RCW.
(8) "Nursing home" means any home, place or institution licensed as a nursing home under chapter 18.51 RCW.
(9) "Pharmaceutical services committee" means a committee which develops and maintains written policies and procedures for safe and effective drug therapy, distribution, control, and use which are current and followed in practice. The pharmaceutical services committee shall consist of a staff or consultant pharmacist, a physician, the director of nursing or his/her designee and the administer or his/her designee.
(10) "Pharmacist" means a person duly licensed by the Washington state board of pharmacy to engage in the practice of pharmacy under the provisions of chapter 18.64 RCW.
(11) "Pharmacy" means a place where the practice of pharmacy is conducted, properly licensed under the provisions of chapter 18.64 RCW by the Washington state board of pharmacy.
(12) "Practitioner" means a physician under chapter 18.71 RCW; and osteopathic physician or an osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter 18.57 RCW; a dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW; a podiatrist under chapter 18.22 RCW; an osteopathic physician's assistant under chapter 18.57A RCW when authorized by the committee of osteopathic commissioners; a physician's assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW when authorized by the board of medical examiners; a registered nurse when authorized by the board of nursing under chapter 18.88 RCW, or a pharmacist under chapter 18.64 RCW.
(13) "Registered nurse" means a person duly licensed under the provisions of the law regulating the practice of registered nursing in the state of Washington, chapter 18.88 RCW.
(14) "Unit-dose" means the ordered amount of a drug in an individually sealed package and in a dosage form ready for administration to a particular person by the prescribed route at the prescribed time.
(15) "Unit-dose drug distribution system" means a system of drug dispensing and control that is characterized by the dispensing of the majority of drugs in unit doses, ready to administer form, and for most drugs, not more than a 48-hour supply of doses is available at the residential care unit at any time.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-865-010, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. WSR 87-18-066 (Order 207), § 360-13-045, filed 9/2/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005(11). WSR 81-06-077 (Order 158), § 360-13-045, filed 3/4/81; Order 121, § 360-13-045, filed 8/8/74.]
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