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PDFWAC 246-869-220

Patient counseling required.

The purpose of this counseling requirement is to educate the public in the use of drugs and devices dispensed upon a prescription.
(1) The pharmacist shall directly counsel the patient or patient's agent on the use of drugs or devices.
(2) For prescriptions delivered outside of the pharmacy, the pharmacist shall offer in writing, to provide direct counseling and information about the drug, including information on how to contact the pharmacist.
(3) For each patient, the pharmacist shall determine the amount of counseling that is reasonable and necessary under the circumstance to promote safe and effective administration of the medication and to facilitate an appropriate therapeutic outcome for that patient from the prescription.
(4) This rule applies to all prescriptions except where a medication is to be administered by a licensed health professional authorized to administer medications.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005(7). WSR 01-04-055, § 246-869-220, filed 2/5/01, effective 3/8/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. WSR 92-12-035 (Order 277B), § 246-869-220, filed 5/28/92, effective 6/28/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-869-220, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. WSR 89-04-016 (Order 223), § 360-16-265, filed 1/23/89.]
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