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PDFWAC 246-840-493

Pain management specialist.

An advanced registered nurse practitioner pain management specialist, functioning as a consultant for the prescribing of chronic opioid therapy, shall meet the following qualifications:
(1) Credentialed in pain management by a Washington state nursing care quality assurance commission-approved certifying or credentialing entity; or
(2) Meet all of the following:
(a) A minimum of three years of clinical experience in a chronic pain management care setting;
(b) Successful completion of a minimum of at least eighteen continuing education hours in pain management during the past two years; and
(c) At least thirty percent of the advanced registered nurse practitioner's current practice is the direct provision of pain management care or is in a multidisciplinary pain clinic.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.800 and 2017 c 297. WSR 18-20-086, § 246-840-493, filed 10/1/18, effective 11/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.400. WSR 11-10-064, § 246-840-493, filed 5/2/11, effective 7/1/11.]
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