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PDFWAC 246-919-880

Patient evaluation and patient recordAcute nonoperative pain.

Prior to issuing an opioid prescription for acute nonoperative pain or acute perioperative pain, the physician shall:
(1) Conduct and document an appropriate history and physical examination including screening for risk factors for overdose and severe postoperative pain;
(2) Evaluate the nature and intensity of the pain or anticipated pain following surgery; and
(3) Inquire about any other medications the patient is prescribed or is taking.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.71.800, 18.71A.800 and 2017 c 297. WSR 18-23-061, § 246-919-880, filed 11/16/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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