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Hazardous Drugs Advisory Committee


Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-62-50055(2)(a) (81 KB PDF) establishes a Hazardous Drug Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Hazardous Drug Advisory Committee is to discuss the following:

  • New recommendations from the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH).
  • Scientific and technological developments.
  • Other unanticipated issues related to implementation of the hazardous drug handling rule.

The Advisory Committee may provide recommendations to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) regarding appropriate actions. Any recommendations are advisory only. The committee may establish subcommittees and taskforces to address specific issues.

More information and resources


  • July 8, 2014: Canceled.
  • October 31, 2014: Group Health, Administration Operations Center: 12400 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98168 (76 KB PDF) (rescheduled).

    Video conferencing will be also available at these four Group Health locations:

    • Everett Medical Center – Conf Room C  2930 Maple Street, Everett, WA
    • Administration Center North – Conf Room A –  5615 W. Sunset Highway, Spokane, WA
    • Tri-Cities Office & Vision Center 7601 W. Clearwater Suite 205, Kennewick, WA
    • Group Health Olympia Medical CenterConf. Room D 700 Lily Road NE, Olympia, WA
      • Group Health – Bellevue Medical Center – Conf room W432, 11511 NE 10th St, Bellevue, WA
  • January 13, 2015: 9:00 a.m. to noon, L&I Tukwila service location.

Previous meeting minutes

Watch this page and monitor the Hazardous Drugs Rule email ListServ for future meetings about the Hazardous Drugs Rules. L&I will post updates to the ListServ. Members of the ListServ can view the list archives here for news and updates previously posted.

For additional information about meetings, contact:

Veda McCall

Member information

Karen R. Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S
Environmental Health Specialist, WSNA
Karen Bowman & Associates, Inc.
Phone:  206-617-0844
Fax:    206-368-9377   

Amataw Tafesse
21904 64th Ave W Unit 4
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Sarah A Reyes PhT
Bartell Drugs

Employee / Long Term Care
Teri Ferreira
Teri Ferreira, RPh
General Manager, Consonus Pharmacy


Outpatient medical
Jonathan C. Britell MD FACP
Washington State Medical Oncology Society
3915 Talbot Rd S Ste 300
Renton, WA


Bart Eggen
Department of Health
P.O. Box 47852
Olympia, WA 98504-7852


DSHS/State as employee
Robert Kahns, PHARM D
Western State Hospital
9601 Steilacoom SW Blvd
Lakewood, WA 98498
Office: 253-756-2514
Pharmacy: 253-756-2521


DSHS/State as employer
Guy Kuestermeyer, MS, PharmD
Department of Social and Health Services
Pharmacy Director
Rainier School RHC
2120 Ryan Road
Buckley, WA 98321
Phone: 360-829-3004
Fax: 360-829-3076


Veterinary medicine
Lisa Parshley
120 State Ave NE
Olympia, Washington 98501
Office: 360-339-3596
Cell: 503-729-0238  


Jeff Rochon, Pharm.D.
Chief Executive Officer
411 Williams Ave S
Renton, WA 98057-2748


Alex Truchot, MM, HEM
Group Health Account
Sr. Health, Safety & Environment Manager
President, Washington State Healthcare Safety Council
CBRE | Global Corporate Services
12501 East Marginal Way South, ASB-1 | Tukwila, WA 98168
Office: 206-988-2909
Cell: 206-510-7698


Amataw Tafesse
21904 64th Ave W Unit 4
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043


Rachael Crickman, RN, MN, AOCNS
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Virginia Mason Medical Center
925 Seneca St., H15-1549
Seattle, WA  98111


Sarah A Reyes PhT
Bartell Drugs

Seth Eisenberg RN OCN®
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Professional Practice Coordinator, Infusion Services
Pager: 206-540-1682

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