Choosing the Path: Healthcare Regulation and Substance Use Disorder

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Our Role and Responsibilities

The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) Healthcare Regulation and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Conference will bring together stakeholders to address the role and responsibilities that nursing and healthcare organizations have about opioids and other addictive drugs of abuse. "This conference is a great opportunity to have a meaningful dialogue and discussion on the devastating impact of opioids in our communities and families." Secretary John Wiesman, Washington State Department of Health

Washington is taking leading steps to address the role of medically prescribed opioids in contributing to the opioid crisis. The NCQAC invites nurses and healthcare organizations to participate in an open discussion on our role and responsibilities in addressing the opioid crisis. Topics of discussion include:

  • Reversing the opioid epidemic in Washington State
  • Treatment of chronic pain
  • Recreational and medical marijuana and its effect on healthcare
  • The effect of substance use disorder among healthcare professionals
  • Washington State Prescription Monitoring Program
  • The role of the NCQAC alternative to discipline program: Washington Health Professional Services (WHPS)
5.45 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) provided
Registration  after September 1, 2017 is $125.00. 

Checks only and no payments at the door. Registration and payment will close October 6, 2017.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Mail checks to: Department of Health, PO Box 1099, Olympia, WA 98507

Please print a copy of your registration confirmation with your check and mail to the address above. Please make sure to include your registration ID number on all payments submitted.

  • Friday, October 13, 2017   Add date to your calendar
  • 8:30 am to 4:00 pm PST

         Sign-in Time: 7:30 am to 8:30 am PST
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Location and Directions
  • Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport Hotel
    Summit Ballroom
    17338 International Blvd
    Seattle, WA 98504
    1 (206) 248-1000
    Venue Map

    Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport Hotel Directions
    Traveling South on I-5: Take Exit 154B toward Sea-Tac Airport, keep right and take WA-99S, keep right take South 154th Street ramp, merge onto International Blvd/WA-99. Take a U-turn on International Blvd/WA-99. International Blvd on right.

    Traveling North on I-5: Take Exit 149B toward Des Moines, turn right on Pacific Hwy/WA-99, stay straight on International Blvd/WA-99. International Blvd on right.


    Sound Transit (Bus, Train, Light Rail)
    Metro Bus A line stops in front of Crowne Plaza Hotel. See below for other options

    Community Transit (Bus)

    Washington State Ferries

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