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Chapter 246-919 WAC

Last Update: 9/18/12

MEDICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMISSION

WAC Sections

Definitions.
Commission address.
Commission meetings.
APPLICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS
Application withdrawals.
Credentialing of physicians and surgeons.
Approved United States and Canadian medical schools.
Postgraduate medical training defined.
Additional requirements for international medical school graduates.
Examination scores.
Examinations accepted for reciprocity or waiver.
FLEX examination standards.
Special purpose examination.
AIDS prevention and information education requirements.
Temporary permits—Recognized jurisdictions.
Temporary permits—Issuance and duration.
Background check—Temporary practice permit.
RENEWAL AND CME REQUIREMENTS
Renewal and continuing medical education cycle revision.
General requirements.
Categories of creditable continuing medical education activities.
Continuing medical education requirement.
Approval not required.
Expired license.
Retired active license.
ADJUDICATIVE PROCEDURES
Revocation of a physician's license.
OFFICE-BASED SURGERY RULES
Safe and effective analgesia and anesthesia administration in office-based surgical settings.
STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Use of laser, light, radiofrequency, and plasma devices as applied to the skin.
Nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedures.
Use of drugs or autotransfusion to enhance athletic ability.
Cooperation with investigation.
Sexual misconduct.
Abuse.
MANDATORY REPORTING
Mandatory reporting.
Mandatory reporting requirement satisfied.
Medical associations or societies.
Health care service contractors and disability insurance carriers.
Courts.
State and federal agencies.
Professional standards review organizations.
PAIN MANAGEMENT
Pain management—Intent.
Exclusions.
Definitions.
Patient evaluation.
Treatment plan.
Informed consent.
Written agreement for treatment.
Periodic review.
Long-acting opioids, including methadone.
Episodic care.
Consultation—Recommendations and requirements.
Consultation—Exemptions for exigent and special circumstances.
Consultation—Exemptions for the physician.
Pain management specialist.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON FEES
Physician and surgeon fees and renewal cycle.