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PDFWAC 246-853-750

Pain management specialist.

(1) A pain management specialist shall meet one or more of the following qualifications:
(a) An osteopathic physician shall be board certified or board eligible by an American Board of Medical Specialties-approved board (ABMS) or by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in physical medicine and rehabilitation, rehabilitation medicine, neurology, rheumatology, or anesthesiology;
(b) Have a subspecialty certificate in pain medicine by an ABMS-approved board;
(c) Have a certification of added qualification in pain management by the AOA;
(d) Be credentialed in pain management by an entity approved by the board; or
(e) Have a minimum of three years of clinical experience in a chronic pain management care setting including:
(i) Successful completion of a minimum of at least 18 continuing education hours in pain management during the past three years for an osteopathic physician; and
(ii) At least 30 percent of the osteopathic physician's current practice is the direct provision of pain management care or in a multidisciplinary pain clinic.
(2) An allopathic physician shall meet requirements in WAC 246-919-945.
(3) A physician assistant shall meet requirements in WAC 246-918-895.
(4) A dentist shall meet requirements in WAC 246-817-965.
(5) An advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) shall meet requirements in WAC 246-840-493.
(6) A podiatric physician shall meet requirements in WAC 246-922-750.
[Statutory Authority: 2020 c 80. WSR 23-19-059, § 246-853-750, filed 9/15/23, effective 10/16/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.57.800, 18.57A.800 and 2017 c 297. WSR 18-20-087, § 246-853-750, filed 10/1/18, effective 11/1/18.]
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