King County PA License Restricted
OLYMPIA, WA- On June 28, 2019, the WMC filed a Statement of Charges that alleged Ona L. Schulz, PA-C (PA60193396) failed to meet the standard of care and violated the WMC pain management rules regarding her treatment of eight patients.
She prescribed high doses of opioids, often with benzodiazepines and muscle relaxers, ignored signs of abuse and addiction, and failed to maintain adequate records from 2013-2018.
On November 17, 2020, the Commission entered into a Stipulated Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Agreed Order with Ms. Schulz that restricts her ability to prescribe Schedule II-IV controlled substances, requires that her supervising physician be board certified and have a license with no enforcement actions, and requires a record keeping course and practice reviews. After two years she may petition to have the prescribing restriction modified. To do so, she must first complete an opioid prescribing CME, a pain management CME, and write a paper about the current pain management rules.
Legal documents in this case are available online by visiting the Washington Department of Health Provider Credential Search website.
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**This notice is intended to comply with RCW 18.130.110.