Prescribing Opioids to Treat Pain in Injured Workers


Improve the care of injured workers and help save lives by using the best practices in the following guidelines:

L&I has adopted rules that support key concepts in the department's opioid guidelines and to ensure consistency with the Department of Health's pain management rules. The rules describe specific prior authorization requirements for the payment of opioids.


In partnership with the Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the department developed an opioid prescribing report to help inform providers of their opioid prescribing practice as part of an ongoing effort to ensure safe and effective care for injured workers.



FREE CME Online: Opioid Prescribing for Injured Workers

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries presents this FREE, open-book, online CME activity that offers two (2) hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. You may print your certificate for Category 1 CME on your personal printer immediately after successful completion of the quiz.



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