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WAC 246-817-976

Coprescribing of opioids for patients receiving medication assisted treatment.

(1) Where practicable, the dentist providing acute nonoperative pain or acute perioperative pain treatment to a patient known to be receiving MAT shall prescribe opioids for pain relief either in consultation with the MAT prescribing practitioner or a pain specialist.
(2) A dentist shall not discontinue MAT medications when treating acute nonoperative pain or acute perioperative pain without documentation of the reason for doing so.
(3) A dentist shall not deny necessary operative intervention for use of these medications by a patient.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.002, 18.32.0365, 18.32.800 and 2017 c 297. WSR 19-02-043, ยง 246-817-976, filed 12/26/18, effective 1/26/19.]
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