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Authorization regarding controlled substances.
(1) Upon approval by the board, naturopathic physicians may obtain a current Federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration. The board may approve naturopathic physicians who have:
(a) Provided documentation of a current Federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration from another state; or
(b) Submitted an attestation of at least four hours of instruction. Instruction must be part of a graduate level course from a school approved under chapter 18.36A
, 18.71, 18.57, or 18.79
RCW. Instruction must include the following:
(i) Principles of medication selection;
(ii) Patient selection and therapeutics education;
(iii) Problem identification and assessment;
(iv) Knowledge of interactions, if any;
(v) Evaluation of outcome;
(vi) Recognition and management of complications and untoward reactions; and
(vii) Education in pain management and drug seeking behaviors.
(2) The naturopathic physician must retain training documentation at least five years from attestation date.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.36A.160
, 2011 c 41, and 2011 c 40. WSR 12-13-104, § 246-836-211, filed 6/20/12, effective 7/21/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.050
, and 2005 c 158. WSR 07-20-101, § 246-836-211, filed 10/2/07, effective 11/2/07.]