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Washington State's New Opioid Prescribing Rules & The Opiate Reporting Tool

Total Credits: 2 including 2 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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WOMA - Washington
Lynda Williamson, D.O. |  Katina Rue, D.O. |  Jeb Shepard
1 Hour 59 Minutes
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Presenting the Newest State Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing

New guidelines for osteopathic physicians & surgeons were enacted by the Washington State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Nov 1, 2018. Dr. Williamson will present the guidelines and demonstrate how physicians can respond to the public health crisis of accidental deaths due to opioid overdose and misuse of prescribed opioids.


The Opiate Reporting Tool

In lieu of a proposal to place prior authorization on all acute opioid prescriptions, the WSMA and WSHA worked with HCA to jointly-endorse a physician and patient centric program turning on a jointly endorsed acute prescribing policy, a clinical exemption for when the policy is not appropriate, and creation of the Better Prescribing Better Treatment Program, which leverages data with participating systems to significantly improve prescribing. Jeb and Dr. Rue will overview the history and trajectory.


The Washington Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association as a Category 1 CME Sponsor.


The WOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be forwarded to WOMA Executive Director Roseanne Andersen, by calling the WOMA Office at 425-677-3930 or by mail to WOMA, P.O. Box 1187 Gig Harbor, WA 98332 or by email to

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