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PDFWAC 246-869-230

Child-resistant containers.

(1) All legend drugs shall be dispensed in a child-resistant container as required by federal law or regulation, including C.F.R. Part 1700 of Title 16, unless:
(a) Authorization is received from the prescriber to dispense in a container that is not child-resistant.
(b) Authorization is obtained from the patient or a representative of the patient to dispense in a container that is not child-resistant.
(2) Authorization from the patient to the pharmacist to use a regular container (nonchild-resistant) shall be verified in one of the following ways:
(a) The patient or his agent may sign a statement on the back of the prescription requesting a container that is not child-resistant.
(b) The patient or his agent may sign a statement on a patient medication record requesting containers that are not child-resistant.
(c) The patient or his agent may sign a statement on any other permanent record requesting containers that are not child-resistant.
(3) No pharmacist or pharmacy employee may designate himself or herself as the patient's agent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-869-230, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91; Order 126, § 360-16-270, filed 5/21/75.]
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