For Consumers

Prescription emergency fill notifications (R 2016-08)

Previous rulemaking allows certain prescriptions to be filled on a short-term basis, but the rules did not address how consumers should be notified when such emergency fills occur. Additional rulemaking, per RCW 48.43.510 (, requiring insurers to notify consumers of any covered benefits, is necessary to clarify how consumers are to be notified of the emergency fill, including any cost-sharing obligations.

Adopted rule

Proposed rule


Stakeholder draft

Preproposal filed April 29, 2016