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PDFWAC 246-853-775

Coprescribing of opioids with certain medications.

(1) The osteopathic physician must not knowingly prescribe opioids in combination with the following Schedule II–IV medications without documentation in the patient record of clinical judgment:
(a) Benzodiazepines;
(b) Barbiturates;
(c) Sedatives;
(d) Carisoprodol; or
(e) Sleeping medications, also known as Z drugs.
(2) If a patient receiving an opioid prescription is known to be concurrently prescribed one or more of the medications listed in subsection (1) of this section, the osteopathic physician prescribing opioids shall consult with the other prescriber(s) to establish a patient care plan for the use of the medications concurrently or consider whether one of the medications should be tapered.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.57.800, 18.57A.800 and 2017 c 297. WSR 18-20-087, § 246-853-775, filed 10/1/18, effective 11/1/18.]
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