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WAC 246-854-265

Continuing education requirements for opioid prescribing.

(1) In order to prescribe an opioid in Washington state, an osteopathic physician assistant licensed to prescribe opioids shall complete a one-time continuing education requirement regarding best practices in the prescribing of opioids and the current opioid prescribing rules in this chapter. The continuing education must be at least one hour in length.
(2) The osteopathic physician assistant shall complete the one-time continuing education requirement described in subsection (1) of this section by the end of the osteopathic physician assistant's first full continuing education reporting period after January 1, 2019, or during the first full continuing education reporting period after initial licensure, whichever is later.
(3) The continuing education required under this section counts toward meeting any applicable continuing education requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.57.800, 18.57A.800 and 2017 c 297. WSR 18-20-087, ยง 246-854-265, filed 10/1/18, effective 11/1/18.]
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