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Entries in Department of Health (22)

Friday
Jul262013

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADOPTS UPDATED RULE ON ALLOWABLE FEES FOR DUPLICATION OF HEALTH RECORDS

Last week, the Department of Health announced a change in the allowable fees health care providers may charge for duplicating patient records. The new rule amends WAC 246-08-400, which outlines the duplication and clerical fees a health practitioner may charge patients requesting records.

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Friday
Jul052013

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES NEW PRESCRIPTION LAWS

Last week, the Washington State Department of Health announced new regulations that will impact the practice of prescribing certain controlled substances to patients.

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Tuesday
May212013

DEPT. OF HEALTH ACCEPTING ONLINE REGISTRATIONS FOR FIRST-TIME DENTAL ASSISTANTS

The Department of Health will now accept online applications for first-time dental assistant who have never been credentialed with the State of Washington. Dental assistants have been able to renew their credential online since last June.

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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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