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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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Allowable Fees for Copying Medical Records – New State Rules Coming Soon

The WANP is posting the following on behalf of the Washington State Department of Health. WAC 246-08-400 sets the maximum amounts medical providers may charge for searching and duplicating medical records.  RCW 70.02.010(37) requires the Department of Health to adjust these amounts every two years according to the change in the Consumer Price Index.  Here […]

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – 4/29/17

SHARE with your patients. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. April 29, 2017  10:00 am – 2:00 pm It’s a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet! […]

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Flash News: Fall 2014

Update:  Prescription Review, the Prescription Monitoring Program for Washington State, regarding the prescription drug query system that health care providers use. Redesign of the System’s Practitioner User Interface: The practitioner user interface for Prescription Review is changing. Prescription Review is the online system you access to query patient histories for controlled substances in Washington. The […]

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