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PDFWAC 246-869-250

Closing a pharmacy.

(1) Whenever a pharmacy ceases to operate, the owner shall notify the pharmacy board of the pharmacy's closing not later than fifteen days prior to the anticipated date of closing. This notice shall be submitted in writing and shall contain all of the following information:
(a) The date the pharmacy will close;
(b) The names and addresses of the persons who shall have custody of the prescription files, the bulk compounding records, the repackaging records, and the controlled substances inventory records of the pharmacy to be closed;
(c) The names and addresses of any persons who will acquire any of the legend drugs from the pharmacy to be closed, if known at the time the notification is filed.
(2) Not later than 15 days after the pharmacy has closed, the owner shall submit to the pharmacy board the following documents:
(a) The license of the pharmacy that closed; and
(b) A written statement containing the following information;
(i) Confirmation that all legend drugs have been transferred to an authorized person (or persons) or destroyed. If the legend drugs were transferred, the names and addresses of the person(s) to whom they were transferred;
(ii) If controlled substances were transferred, a list of the names and addresses to whom the substances were transferred, the substances transferred, the amount of each substance transferred, and the date on which the transfer took place;
(iii) Confirmation that the drug enforcement administration (DEA) registration and all unused DEA 222 forms (order forms) were returned to the DEA;
(iv) Confirmation that all pharmacy labels and blank prescriptions which were in the possession of the pharmacy were destroyed;
(v) Confirmation that all signs and symbols indicating the presence of the pharmacy have been removed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-869-250, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and 69.41.240. WSR 83-10-013 (Order 174), § 360-16-300, filed 4/26/83.]
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