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PDFWAC 246-945-170

Pharmacist licensure by license transferTemporary practice permits.

(1) An individual who holds an active pharmacist license, in good standing, issued by another U.S. jurisdiction may apply for a pharmacist license in Washington by license transfer. In addition to the completion of the commission's application, the applicant must:
(a) File for license transfer using the NABP eLTP process; and
(b) Take and pass the approved jurisprudence examination.
(2) A temporary practice permit to practice pharmacy may be issued to an applicant for a pharmacist license by license transfer if the applicant meets all of the requirements and qualifications in subsection (1) of this section, and the following criteria are met:
(a) The applicant is not subject to denial of a credential or issuance of a conditional or restricted credential in any U.S. jurisdiction;
(b) Does not have a criminal record in Washington state;
(c) The applicant's fingerprint-based national background check results are pending; and
(d) To request a temporary practice permit, the applicant shall submit a written request for a temporary practice permit, and pay the applicable fees in accordance with chapter 246-907 WAC.
(3) A temporary practice permit expires:
(a) When the pharmacist license is issued;
(b) When a notice of decision on the pharmacist license application is mailed to the applicant; or
(c) One hundred eighty days after the temporary practice permit is issued. The applicant may obtain a one-time extension of one hundred eighty days with approval of the commission.
(4) A temporary practice permit holder cannot qualify as a responsible pharmacy manager.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005, 18.64.080, 18.130.075, 18.64.043, 18.64.044, 18.64.045, 18.64.046, 18.64.370, 18.64.460, 69.50.310, 18.64.011, 18.64.245, 18.64.470, 18.64.255, 18.64.205, 18.64.253, 18.64.410, 18.64.500, 18.64.590. WSR 20-12-072, § 246-945-170, filed 6/1/20, effective 7/1/20.]
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