Opioid Prescribing Resources

WSDA has compiled a list of information and resources regarding the prescription of opioids and the prevention of opioid abuse.

New opioid prescribing rules for dentists in Washington became effective January 26, 2019. 

Read a summary on the WSDA Blog.

Opioid CE Opportunities

UW Continuing Medical Education

Register Today for Free Opioid Prescribing CE Course

Register today for Continuing Medical Education's course, "Opioid Prescribing 2019: How Washington State Bill 1427 Will Affect Your Practice," on April 15, 2019.

Opioid Prescribing 2019: How Washington State Bill 1427 Will Affect Your Practice

When: April 15, 2019, 7​:30 AM-4:10 PM
Where: University of Washington Seattle Campus - South Campus Center (Room 316)
Cost: Free

Are you ready for the change?
Washington State Bill 1427 contains new opioid prescribing rules which will affect clinicians and health-systems! Come hear from commissioners from the state’s medical, osteopathic, nursing, podiatric, and dental boards as well as esteemed faculty on a variety of topics. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions.

We have limited spots available for this program. In order to secure yours, please visit the course information page for details, agenda, CME info, faculty listing and registration. 

This program is brought to you by Continuing Medical Education and is sponsored by Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA).

Opioid Resources

Using the Prescription Monitoring Program

If you are new to using the PMP or want to refresh your knowledge of the system, the Department of Health (DOH) provides several resources to make the process easier.

Training Guide
The DOH provides a detailed training guide document for practitioners learning how to use the PMP.

Read the Guide
Training Videos
If you prefer your training in video format, the DOH YouTube channel provides short, step-by-step instructional videos on PMP topics, such as:

The channel also provides a complete tutorial video on how to use the system.

See All Videos
Provider FAQs
Visit the DOH website for a list of PMP frequently asked questions.

See Provider FAQs