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Entries in Department of Health (19)

Wednesday
Apr032013

New Prescription Monitoring Video Tutorials Are Now Available

The Department of Health (DOH) recently posted several new video tutorials on how to use the state's new Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). PMP electronically collects information on controlled substances prescribed and dispensed and gives prescribers a tool to make better-informed prescribing decisions by helping identify unsafe medication regimens, especially with patients who see multiple prescribers.

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Monday
Mar182013

ADVOCACY IN ACTION: DOH EXPECTED TO LOWER LICENSURE FEES

This fall, the Department of Health (DOH) is expected to lower dental license renewal fees between $75-200. The current license renewal fee is $576.

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Monday
Jan282013

DOH Releases Their Final Recommendations for the Denturist Scope of Practice Sunrise Review

The Department of Health (DOH) has released their final recommendations for the Denturist Scope of Practice Sunrise Review. Last session, the legislature had asked DOH to review a potential expansion of the scope of practice of licensed denturists to include “making, placing, constructing, altering, reproducing, or repairing all other “non-orthodontic removable devices” and “teeth whitening using bleaching solutions of twenty percent or less." A complete copy of the DOH findings and original report can be found here.

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Monday
Oct082012

Prescription Monitoring Program Available for Dentists

Washington state’s new Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is fully operational and available online for licensed health care professionals to use. The Department of Health is encouraging providers to use this new system to provide improved patient care and help prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse.

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