(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.
(3) The coverage under this section may be excluded as provided for under RCW 48.177.010
Severability—Effective date—1993 c 242:
See notes following RCW 48.22.005