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Opioid drug prescribing rulesAdoption.

*** CHANGE IN 2024 *** (SEE 2416.SL) ***
(1) By January 1, 2019, the *commission must adopt rules establishing requirements for prescribing opioid drugs. The rules may contain exemptions based on education, training, amount of opioids prescribed, patient panel, and practice environment.
(2) In developing the rules, the *commission must consider the agency medical directors' group and centers for disease control guidelines, and may consult with the department of health, the University of Washington, and the largest professional associations for advanced registered nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists in the state.


*Reviser's note: The reference to "nursing care quality assurance commission" was changed to "board of nursing" by 2023 c 123.
FindingsIntent2017 c 297: See note following RCW 18.22.800.
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