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

Webinar: Supporting Healthcare Professionals During the Pandemic

Presented by the DEA, Seattle Field Division, in coordination with the HHS-OIG, this webinar is designed to raise awareness of the current nationwide opioid epidemic for medical professionals.

Webinar: Supporting Healthcare Professionals During the Pandemic

Wednesday, Oct. 7
6:00-7:30 PM
Free

Presented by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Seattle Field Division, in coordination with the Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG), this webinar is designed to raise awareness of the current nationwide opioid epidemic for medical professionals.

Topics will include drugs of abuse and trends, COVID-19 guidance, telemedicine, updates on fraud and robberies, and an overview of DEA requirements regarding the handling of controlled substances pursuant to Federal regulations.

Register Here
Registration is limited to the first 600 participants. Any questions regarding this ​webinar may be directed to SeattleDiversionOutreach@usdoj.gov or at (571) 387-3290.


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
"State":"WA"