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PDFWAC 246-840-4659

Patient evaluation and patient recordAcute.

Prior to prescribing an opioid for acute nonoperative pain or acute perioperative pain, the advanced registered nurse practitioner 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 including type, dosage, and quantity prescribed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.800 and 2017 c 297. WSR 18-20-086, § 246-840-4659, filed 10/1/18, effective 11/1/18.]
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