Reported by Mary Allison Koehnke, ND – Naturopathic representative to the Washington State Vaccine Advisory Committee A. The Department of Health ultimately decides which vaccines should be required in schools. The VAC had made a recommendation that the DOH reviews the criteria and so the DOH will meet to do this in July. The current […]
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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 […]
We are happy to share the news that the second edition of University of WA Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute’s (ADAI) clinician training “Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain” is now live (http://adai.uw.edu/mcacp/) . This new version was possible thanks to ADAI internal I-502 funds and comes at an excellent time, since its 2015 version did […]
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 […]
As summer approaches and more people start to bare their feet, it’s inevitable that those with fungal nails start to think about treatment. With advertising about the new topical Jublia and other methods that people find by googling “toenail fungus treatment” it’s not surprising that this has led to a lot of confusion for the […]
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! […]
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 […]
It’s no secret that a number of our colleagues have been cited by our Board as a result of medical marijuana (MMJ) authorizations. Here is some background and tips to avoid being dragged into the disciplinary system. History Most of these cases followed a pattern where the naturopathic physician was employed by a company that […]
This is a brief update about the Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) at the WA state Department of Health (DOH) and includes some of my own recommendations about vaccination and naturopathic medicine. The VAC’s purpose is to advise the DOH on matters related to vaccination and is made up of 15-20 voluntary members from Public Health […]
Patients often come seeking our advice on what foods are good for them to eat and expecting clear-cut answers. These aren’t the sorts of questions that answers come easily for. Take wine as an example. Sure it lowers risk of cardiovascular disease but it raises risk of upper GI cancers. Then again it lowers risk […]