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PDFWAC 246-901-020

Pharmacy ancillary personnel utilization.

(1) Pharmacy technicians may perform certain nondiscretionary and specialized functions consistent with their training in pharmacy practice while under the immediate supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
(2) The discretionary tasks reserved to a pharmacist are listed in WAC 246-863-095.
(3) Unless authorized as a specialized function according to WAC 246-901-035, the pharmacy technician shall assist a pharmacist in the performance of all tasks except those reserved to a pharmacist in subsection (2) of this section.
(4) Entry of a new medication order into the pharmacy computer system and retrieval of the drug product to fill a prescription are tasks reserved to the pharmacist and pharmacy technician.
(5) The pharmacy assistant may assist a pharmacist in performance of all tasks except those reserved to the pharmacist and pharmacy technician.
(6) Pharmacy ancillary personnel may record or provide medication data when no interpretation is required.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005, chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 00-15-081, § 246-901-020, filed 7/19/00, effective 8/19/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.050. WSR 94-08-097, § 246-901-020, filed 4/6/94, effective 5/7/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64A.020 and 18.64A.030. WSR 92-12-035 (Order 277B), § 246-901-020, 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 § 246-901-020, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91; Order 141, § 360-52-010, filed 12/9/77.]
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