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WAC 246-919-940

ConsultationExemptions for the physicianChronic pain.

The physician is exempt from the consultation requirement in WAC 246-919-930 if one or more of the following qualifications is met:
(1) The physician is a pain management specialist under WAC 246-919-945;
(2) The physician has successfully completed a minimum of twelve category I continuing education hours on chronic pain management within the previous four years. At least two of these hours must be dedicated to substance use disorders;
(3) The physician is a pain management physician working in a multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment center or a multidisciplinary academic research facility; or
(4) The physician has a minimum of three years of clinical experience in a chronic pain management setting, and at least thirty percent of their current practice is the direct provision of pain management care.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.71.800, 18.71A.800 and 2017 c 297. WSR 18-23-061, § 246-919-940, filed 11/16/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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