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PDFWAC 246-901-010

Definitions.

(1) "Consultation" means:
(a) A communication or deliberation between a pharmacist and a patient, a patient's agent, or a patient's health care provider in which the pharmacist uses professional judgment to provide advice about drug therapy.
(b) A method by which the pharmacist meets patient information requirements as set forth in WAC 246-869-220.
(2) "Dispense" as defined in RCW 18.64.011(16).
(3) "Intravenous admixture preparation" means the preparation of a drug product that combines two or more ingredients using aseptic technique and is intended for administration into a vein.
(4) "Parenteral" as defined in WAC 246-871-010.
(5) "Pharmacy technician specialized function" means certain tasks normally reserved to a pharmacist according to WAC 246-863-095 that may be performed by a pharmacy technician who has met board requirements.
(6) "Prescription" as defined in RCW 18.64.011(8).
(7) "Responsible manager" as defined in WAC 246-869-070.
(8) "Unit-dose" and "unit-dose drug distribution system" as defined in WAC 246-865-010.
(9) "Unit-dose medication cassettes" means containers for a patient's medications into which each individually packaged and labeled drug is placed.
(10) "Verification" means the pharmacist has reviewed a patient drug order initiated by an authorized prescriber, has examined the patient's drug profile, and has approved the drug order after taking into account pertinent drug and disease information to insure the correctness of the drug order for a specific patient. The verification process must generate an audit trail that identifies the pharmacist. The pharmacist who performs the verification of a drug order is responsible for all reports generated by the approval of that order. The unit-dose medication fill and check reports are an example.
(11) "Immediate supervision" means visual and/or physical proximity to a licensed pharmacist to ensure patient safety.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005, chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 00-15-081, § 246-901-010, filed 7/19/00, effective 8/19/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.050. WSR 94-08-097, § 246-901-010, filed 4/6/94, effective 5/7/94.]
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