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

Understanding Opioid Use Disorder: Supportive Strategies for Prevention and Long-Term Recovery

Register today for the Understanding Opioid Use Disorder Conference, held in Spokane on Saturday, June 22.
Understanding Opioid Use Disorder: Supportive Strategies for Prevention and Long-Term Recovery
When: Saturday, June 22 from 8 AM - 4:45 PM
Where: CCRS (In The Bookie Building), 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA
Cost: Free!

The Understanding Opioid Use Disorder conference brings together diverse partners to outline strategies and lay the foundation of lasting partnerships to identify patients in need, treat OUD, and aid in long-term recovery from opioid dependence. It includes both presentations and interactive workshops to build skills and deepen understanding of the disease and how to effectively support patients who suffer from OUD.

Event Flyer

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