DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed December 31, 2018, 9:44 a.m.]
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF AN INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT
Title of Interpretive or Policy Statement: Application of WAC 246-840-4659 to Nursing Homes and Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals.
Issuing Entity: Nursing care quality assurance commission.
Subject Matter: The commission clarifies, that under WAC 246-840-4659, an advanced registered nurse practitioner may consider the discharge facility's patient history and physical examination to be an appropriate patient history and physical examination for the purpose of prescribing opioids within a reasonable period of time.
Effective Date: December 21, 2018.
Contact Person: Amber Zawislak.