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WAC 246-918-895

Pain management specialistChronic pain.

A pain management specialist shall meet one or more of the following qualifications:
(1) If an allopathic physician assistant or osteopathic physician assistant must have a delegation agreement with a physician pain management specialist and meets the educational requirements and practice requirements listed below:
(a) A minimum of three years of clinical experience in a chronic pain management care setting;
(b) Credentialed in pain management by an entity approved by the Washington state medical quality assurance commission for an allopathic physician assistant or the Washington state board of osteopathic medicine and surgery for an osteopathic physician assistant;
(c) Successful completion of a minimum of at least eighteen continuing education hours in pain management during the past two years; and
(d) At least thirty percent of the physician assistant's current practice is the direct provision of pain management care or in a multidisciplinary pain clinic.
(2) If an allopathic physician, in accordance with WAC 246-919-945.
(3) If an osteopathic physician, in accordance with WAC 246-853-750.
(4) If a dentist, in accordance with WAC 246-817-965.
(5) If a podiatric physician, in accordance with WAC 246-922-750.
(6) If an advanced registered nurse practitioner, in accordance with WAC 246-840-493.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.71.800, 18.71A.800 and 2017 c 297. WSR 18-23-061, § 246-918-895, filed 11/16/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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