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PDFWAC 246-889-115

Exemptions from electronic reporting.

(1) Pharmacies are exempt from entering purchase information into the methamphetamine precursor tracking system when the sale of products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine or their salts or isomers, or salts of isomers is sold pursuant to a prescription written by an authorized practitioner.
(2) A retailer must demonstrate "good cause" to qualify for an exemption from electronic reporting requirements. "Good cause" includes, but is not limited to, situations where the installation of the necessary equipment to access the methamphetamine precursor tracking system is unavailable or cost prohibitive to the retailer.
(a) A retailer must submit a written request on a form provided by the board, which shall include the following information:
(i) The reason for the exemption; and
(ii) The anticipated duration needed for the exemption.
(b) An exemption from electronic reporting may not exceed one hundred eighty days.
(c) A retailer may request additional exemptions by submitting a form defined in this subsection at least thirty days before the current exemption expires. The retailer must show that compliance will cause the business significant hardship.
(d) For all sales transactions involving the sale or attempted sale of a restricted product occurring during the period of an exemption, the retailer shall record into a written logbook, at the time of the sale or attempted sale, the information required under WAC 246-889-095(1).
(e) The written logbook of each sale or attempted sale shall be available for inspection by any law enforcement officer or board inspector during normal business hours.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.43.165 and 18.64.005. WSR 11-19-018, ยง 246-889-115, filed 9/8/11, effective 10/15/11.]
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