In addition to the general documentation required by the department or self-insurer, the attending physician must submit the following information at least every sixty days when treating with opioids:
Documentation of drug screenings, consultations, and all other treatment trials;
Documentation of outcomes and responses, including pain intensity and functional levels; and
Any modifications to the treatment plan.
The physician must use a form developed by the department, or a substantially equivalent form, to document the patient's improvement in pain intensity and functional levels. This form may be included as part of a sixty-day report.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.04.030. 00-01-040, § 296-20-03021, filed 12/7/99, effective 1/20/00.]