Pharmacy Commission


Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

A statute or Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is written by the Washington State Legislature. Once legislation is signed by the governor, it becomes law.

The website for RCWs is a searchable database online. You may also access the state government website. If you're interested in obtaining a copy of any RCW, contact your local public library.

Relevant RCWs

Chapter 18.64 RCW Pharmacists
Chapter 18.64A RCW Pharmacy Assistants
Chapter 18.130 RCW Regulation of Health Professions—Uniform Disciplinary Act
RCW 26.44.030 Abuse of Children and Adult Dependent Persons
Chapter 34.05 RCW Administrative Procedures Act
Chapter 42.56 RCW Public Disclosure
Chapter 43.70 RCW Department of Health
Chapter 69.04 RCW Uniform Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
Chapter 69.36 RCW Washington Caustic Poison Act of 1929
Chapter 69.38 RCW Poisons - Sales and Manufacturing
Chapter 69.40 RCW Poisons and Dangerous Drugs
Chapter 69.41 RCW Legend Drugs . . . Prescription Drugs
Chapter 69.43 RCW Precursor Drugs
Chapter 69.45 RCW Drug Samples
Chapter 69.48 RCW

Drug Take-Back Program

  • Secure Medication Return webpage
Chapter 69.50 RCW Uniform Controlled Substances Act
Chapter 69.51 RCW Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Act
Chapter 69.51A RCW Medical Cannabis
Chapter 69.52 RCW Imitation Controlled Substances
Chapter 69.53 RCW Use of Buildings for Unlawful Drugs
Chapter 69.60 RCW Over-the-Counter Medications - Imprinting
Chapter 69.70 RCW Access to prescription drugs
Chapter 69.75 RCW Dextromethorphan
Chapter 70.02 RCW Medical Records-Health Care Information Access and Disclosure
Chapter 70.54 RCW

Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions

  • 70.54.400 Retail restroom access – Customers with medical conditions – Penalty

  • 70.54.440 Epinephrine autoinjectors – Prescribing to certain entities-training-Liability-incident reporting

Chapter 70.115 RCW Drug Injection Devices
Chapter 70.225 RCW Prescription Monitoring Program
Chapter 70.245 RCW The Washington Death With Dignity Act
Chapter 74.34 RCW Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Specific WACs