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More information can be found on the Department of Health's SB 5380 Waiver Attestation Forms webpage.
- Policy Statement PMB 20-51.1 Continuing Education Requirements During COVID-19 Response - The Podiatric Medical Board issued Policy Statement PMB 20-51, updated as Policy Statement PMB 20-51.2 then 20-51.2, and now 20-51.3, Continuing Medical Education Requirements During COVID-19 Response (PDF), to address the impact COVID-19 response measures are having on the podiatric physician profession with regard to meeting the continuing medical education (CME) requirements. The board will accept online courses for meeting the CME requirements through June 30, 2022, or until the declared state of emergency issued under Proclamation 20-05 is rescinded, whichever is later.
- Information regarding podiatric physicians providing vaccinations - The Podiatric Medical Board received several inquiries regarding podiatric physicians administering vaccinations. To answer these inquiries based on existing laws, the board developed an FAQ regarding DPMs providing vaccinations (PDF).
- Opioid prescribing rules
The Department of Health filed an Interpretive Statement titled Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Rules, with the Office of the Code Reviser on September 20, 2019, as WSR 19-20-063 (PDF). This Interpretive Statement is a joint communication from the State Health Officer, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Podiatric Medical Board, and the Washington Medical Commission. The purpose of the joint communication is to help practitioners better understand the existing opioid prescribing rules.
For more information and to access additional resources, see the Department of Health's Opioid Prescribing webpage. If you have any questions, email us.
- New law related to sexual misconduct violations - During the 2019 legislative session, Substitute House Bill 1198 passed that adds requirements to health care practitioners sanctioned for sexual misconduct. This Bill becomes effective October 1, 2019. When a health care practitioner has action taken against their license for unprofessional conduct involving sexual misconduct, they're required to notify any patient scheduled for an appointment with that license holder. This is required during the time the health care practitioner is under the formal disciplinary Order or Stipulation to Informal Disposition. The patient notification must include a copy of the Order or STID, a description of the sanctions, how long the license holder will be under the Order or STID, and information on how the patient can get more information.