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WAC 246-922-750

Pain management specialist.

A pain management specialist shall meet one or more of the following qualifications:
(1) If a podiatric physician, the podiatric physician must:
(a) Be board certified or board eligible by a specialty that includes a focus on pain management by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery or its predecessor, the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, or other accredited certifying board as approved by the Washington state podiatric medical board; or
(b) Have a minimum of three years of clinical experience in a chronic pain management care clinic;
(c) Be credentialed in pain management by a Washington state podiatric medical board-approved national professional association, pain association, or other credentialing entity;
(d) Have successfully completed a minimum of at least eighteen continuing education hours in pain management during the past two years; and
(e) At least thirty percent of the podiatric physician's current practice is the direct provision of pain management care.
(2) If an allopathic physician, in accordance with WAC 246-919-945;
(3) If an allopathic physician assistant, in accordance with WAC 246-918-885;
(4) If an osteopathic physician, in accordance with WAC 246-853-750;
(5) If an osteopathic physician assistant, in accordance with WAC 246-854-330;
(6) If a dentist, in accordance with WAC 246-817-965; or
(7) If an advanced registered nurse practitioner, in accordance with WAC 246-840-493.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.22.005, 18.22.015, 18.22.800, and 2017 c 297. WSR 18-20-085, ยง 246-922-750, filed 10/1/18, effective 11/1/18.]
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