Here's what you need to renew your Washington Physician license
A licensed osteopathic physician, except for osteopathic physicians holding a post-graduate training limited license, must complete a board-approved one-time training that is at least six hours long in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.
In order to prescribe an opioid in Washington state, an osteopathic physician licensed to prescribe opioids shall complete a one-time continuing education requirement regarding best practices in the prescribing of opioids and the current opioid prescribing rules in this chapter. The continuing education must be at least one hour in length.
Suicide Prevention Training - six hours - retain CME certificate (WAC 246-919-435).
Opioid Prescribing Training - one hour - retain CME certificate. Since the rules do not specify what the training must contain, other than it be regarding opioid prescribing best practices, we are not maintaining a list of resources. Any training that is at least one hour, provides CME, and is regarding best practices in opioid prescribing would count as having met the one-time, one-hour requirement. (WAC 246-919-875).
If PAs maintain their NCCPA certification this will also fulfill the state CME requirement.
Suicide Prevention Training - six hours - retain CME certificate
Opioid Prescribing Training - one hour - retain CME certificate.
Physician assistants must also complete the Demographic Census for Workforce Planning.
There is a one-time requirement of 4 hours in HIV/AIDS at initial licensure, and a one-time requirement of 6 hours in suicide assessment, treatment, and management training.
Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.