New opioid prescribing requirements are coming for many practitioners in Washington State. The goals are to increase public health and safety by reducing opioid abuse and misuse, while ensuring that practitioners continue to treat patients safely and appropriately for pain.
Toolkits are available to help make practitioners aware of the new requirements. They include:
- Link to the new rules
- Provider handouts
- Educational videos explaining the new requirements
"Few things a medical provider does are more important than relieving pain…pain is soul destroying. No patient should have to endure intense pain unnecessarily. The quality of mercy is essential to the practice of medicine; here, of all places, it should not be strained."
~ Marcia Angell, American physician and author