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In Memoriam: Mark Gignac, ND

Mark Gignac, ND     June 13, 1957 – September 20, 2018 It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of our colleague Mark Gignac, who passed away suddenly on September 20, 2018. Mark graduated from Bastyr University in 1992 as a doctorate in naturopathy and in 1996 with a masters degree […]

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Medical Marijuana Authorization Form Update

The WANP is re-posting this update from the Washington Department of Health. Dear Healthcare Practitioners, Mid-November 2017, communication efforts began to implement new medical marijuana authorization form (authorization) requirements. These requirements were rolled out in phases to assist with the transition. New medical marijuana authorization form – effective January 1, 2018: All authorizations issued on or after […]

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Bastyr University Appoints New President

From the Bastyr University press release: KENMORE, WA (April 19, 2018) – The Bastyr University Board of Trustees unanimously voted today to appoint Harlan Patterson as University President. Mr. Patterson stepped into the office as Interim President in July of 2017, following nearly six years of service on Bastyr University’s Board of Trustees, and has continued […]

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A new medical marijuana authorization form is now available.

[This post is reprinted from a Washington State Department of Health email announcement.] Dear Healthcare Practitioners and Interested Persons, Starting January 1, 2018, all healthcare practitioners who authorize medical marijuana will be required to use the newly designed 2018 authorization form printed on Medical Marijuana Authorization RCW 69.51A.030 seal tamper-resistant paper. The new form is […]

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FAQ: Naturopathic Prescribing of Codeine and Testosterone Products

This is a reprint of an FAQ from the Washington Department of Health. Frequently Asked Questions Naturopathic Physicians Prescribing Codeine and Testosterone Products Since the passage of 2005 House Bill 1546 and the completion of the rule implementation that became effective November 2, 2007, the following questions have been raised regarding licensed naturopathic physicians prescribing […]

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Physical Medicine Coding – Instructional video

The attached video presentation was created by  Dr. Christian Dodge and provides basic instruction on the proper use of CPT codes for naturopathic physicians. Dr. Dodge is on the clinical faculty of Bastyr University and has worked closely with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry.  He is also a long time member of […]

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Free Suicide Prevention Online CME

Kaiser Permanente Washington has developed a Suicide Prevention Online CME course, which they are making available to the community of providers free of charge. This course is fully accredited and designed to meet the 6 hour requirement for compliance with Washington State law* (RCW 43.70.442). *To confirm specific training requirements and timelines for completion, please […]

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