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48.22.080  <<  48.22.085 >>   48.22.090

RCW 48.22.085

Automobile liability insurance policy — Optional coverage for personal injury protection — Rejection by insured.

(1) No new automobile liability insurance policy or renewal of such an existing policy may be issued unless personal injury protection coverage is offered as an optional coverage.

     (2) A named insured may reject, in writing, personal injury protection coverage and the requirements of subsection (1) of this section shall not apply. If a named insured rejects personal injury protection coverage:

     (a) That rejection is valid and binding as to all levels of coverage and on all persons who might have otherwise been insured under such coverage; and

     (b) The insurer is not required to include personal injury protection coverage in any supplemental, renewal, or replacement policy unless a named insured subsequently requests such coverage in writing.

[2003 c 115 § 2; 1993 c 242 § 2.]

Notes:

     Severability -- Effective date -- 1993 c 242: See notes following RCW 48.22.005.