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PDFWAC 246-933-530

Purchase and use of legend drugs and controlled substances.

(1) For purposes of this section, "drugs" includes both legend drugs and controlled substances.
(a) "Legend drugs" means any drugs that are required by state law or regulation of the pharmacy quality assurance commission to be dispensed on prescription only or are restricted to use by practitioners only.
(b) "Controlled substances" means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedule I through V of Article II of chapter 69.50 RCW.
(2) A licensed veterinarian shall be responsible for the policies and procedures regarding the ordering, purchasing, safe storage, dispensing and administration of all drugs used at an entity registered under RCW 18.92.260 in connection with surgical sterilization or emergency care. Entities are responsible for the ordering, purchasing, and safe storage of all drugs.
(a) The veterinarian shall comply with the pharmacy quality assurance commission requirements for controlled substances in chapter 69.50 RCW, and legend drugs in chapter 69.41 RCW.
(b) All drugs shall be stored in accordance with WAC 246-933-320.
(c) All controlled substances shall be stored, maintained, administered, dispensed and prescribed in compliance with federal and Washington state laws.
(d) All legend drugs shall be dispensed in accordance with RCW 18.92.012, 18.92.013, and WAC 246-933-340(5).
(e) A record of all drugs administered or dispensed shall be kept in the individual animal's record.
(f) All records are subject to inspection by the pharmacy quality assurance commission investigators.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030, 18.92.250, 18.92.260, and 2019 c 142. WSR 23-11-002, § 246-933-530, filed 5/3/23, effective 6/3/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030(2). WSR 14-13-016, § 246-933-530, filed 6/6/14, effective 7/7/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030 and 18.92.260. WSR 03-14-035, § 246-933-530, filed 6/23/03, effective 7/24/03.]
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