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WAC 246-919-945

Pain management specialistChronic pain.

A pain management specialist shall meet one or more of the following qualifications:
(1) If an allopathic physician or osteopathic physician:
(a) Is board certified or board eligible by an American Board of Medical Specialties-approved board (ABMS) or by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, rheumatology, or anesthesiology;
(b) Has a subspecialty certificate in pain medicine by an ABMS-approved board;
(c) Has a certification of added qualification in pain management by the AOA;
(d) Is credentialed in pain management by an entity approved by the commission for an allopathic physician or the Washington state board of osteopathic medicine and surgery for an osteopathic physician;
(e) Has a minimum of three years of clinical experience in a chronic pain management care setting; and
(i) Has successful completion of a minimum of at least eighteen continuing education hours in pain management during the past two years for an allopathic physician or three years for an osteopathic physician; and
(ii) Has at least thirty percent of the allopathic physician's or osteopathic physician's current practice is the direct provision of pain management care or is in a multidisciplinary pain clinic.
(2) If an allopathic physician assistant, in accordance with WAC 246-918-895.
(3) If an osteopathic physician assistant, in accordance with WAC 246-854-330.
(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, § 246-919-945, filed 11/16/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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