(1) When the patient enters the chronic pain phase, the dentist shall reevaluate the patient by treating the situation as a new disease.
(2) The chronic pain treatment plan must state the objectives that will be used to determine treatment success and must include, at a minimum:
(a) Any change in pain relief;
(b) Any change in physical and psychosocial function; and
(c) Additional diagnostic evaluations or other planned treatments.
(3) After treatment begins, the dentist shall adjust drug therapy to the individual health needs of the patient.
(4) The dentist shall complete patient notification in accordance with the provisions of WAC 246-817-907
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.002
and 2017 c 297. WSR 19-02-043, § 246-817-920, filed 12/26/18, effective 1/26/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.785
. WSR 11-10-061, § 246-817-920, filed 5/2/11, effective 7/1/11.]