(1) The written treatment plan shall state the objectives that will be used to determine treatment success and shall include, at a minimum:
(a) Any change in pain relief;
(b) Any change in physical and psychosocial function; and
(c) Additional diagnostic evaluations or other planned treatments.
(2) After treatment begins the advanced registered nurse practitioner should adjust drug therapy to the individual health needs of the patient. Advanced registered nurse practitioners shall include indications for medication use on the prescription and require photo identification of the person picking up the prescription in order to fill. Advanced registered nurse practitioners shall advise the patient that it is the patient's responsibility to safeguard all medications and keep them in a secure location.
(3) Other treatment modalities or a rehabilitation program may be necessary depending on the etiology of the pain and the extent to which the pain is associated with physical and psychosocial impairment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.400. 11-10-064, § 246-840-470, filed 5/2/11, effective 7/1/11.]